Idaho’s June unemployment rate unchanged at 3%

Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3% from May to June.

Total employment grew to 875,305, up 0.1 percent, while total unemployment dropped 0.8% to just over 27,000.

Idaho’s labor force grew by one-tenth of a percent to more than 902,400, marking three consecutive months of gains. The labor force participation rate decreased from 62.7% to 62.6%.

In June, Idaho’s nonfarm payroll jobs jumped 0.8 percent from May.

Industries showing the biggest job gains included information, state government, natural resources and other services.

Five industries experienced job declines in June: federal government, arts, entertainment and recreation, real estate, and rental and leasing, nondurable goods manufacturing, and retail.

Transportation, warehousing and utilities saw no change from May to June.

June’s year-over-year labor market numbers continue to demonstrate Idaho’s economic strength and resilience.

Total unemployment dropped 56.3% between June 2020 and June 2021. (Idaho Department of Labor)

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