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Idaho Employment

A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area.

Idaho’s wage growth driven by low-income workers

Idaho wages grew by 2.4% in 2021 with lower income earners seeing higher wage growth than the upper income limits. In this 6-page report, Lisa Griggs reviews the data for the past 10 years, explains why low-wage workers fared better and identifies which jobs saw the highest wage gains between 2021 and 2022. 


Chart - 2021 Idaho wage changes by percentiles

2021 Census estimates show continued growth in Idaho urban cities

Four southwestern Idaho cities ranked in the top five slots for population growth in the state from 2020 to 2021 according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 Vintage Population Estimates.* Idaho Falls, ranked fourth and was the lone city outside of southwestern Idaho to rank in the top five.

Boise remained Idaho’s largest city, followed by Meridian, Nampa, Idaho Falls and Caldwell. Meridian edged out Nampa as Idaho’s second-largest city in 2014 with the population difference increasing each year. 


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Idaho Economic Situation June 2022 (May 2022 data)

Around Idaho: Economic Activity in May 2022

Workforce Trends: Economic Data by County and Region Published Monthly

April 2022

Statewide Unemployment Rate

Number of Employed

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