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Idaho Employment

A monthly update of how Idaho's economy is doing in your area.
January 2022

Idaho Labor Releases Idaho's 2022 Economic Outlook


The strength of Idaho’s economy is apparent by its rapid recovery from the disruption of the pandemic and by other factors such as its low unemployment rate and strong in-migration, yet there are challenges. A tight labor market, a relatively low labor force participation rate and rising home prices are some issues addressed in the Idaho Department of Labor’s Jan. 6, 2022, presentation to the legislative Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee.


Idaho Leads Country in Population Growth Rate in 2021

Idaho’s annual population growth from 2020 to 2021 at 2.9% led the other 49 states and Washington, D.C., in percent increase for the fifth consecutive year. The state gained 53,151 new residents – the ninth largest numeric change in the nation – for a new population estimate of 1.9 million, according to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Idaho's Center of Population Continues Westward Shift

Once a decade, the U.S. Census Bureau releases estimates of the U.S. center of population, a common practice since 1790. The bureau defines the center of population as a balance point — the point at where an imaginary, flat, weightless and rigid map of that area would balance perfectly if each person was assigned the same specific weight.


Other Stories


Employment Growth Projected to Continue in Idaho

Idaho’s November Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.6%

November Consumer Price Index

Around Idaho: Economic Activity in November, December 2021

Workforce Trends: Economic Data by County and Region Published Monthly

Idaho Economic Situation Report

Idaho Job Gains & Losses, 1st Quarter 2021

Idaho’s 2020 Workplace Fatality Rate Remains Unchanged from 2019

November 2021

Statewide Unemployment Rate

Number of Employed

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