For Immediate Release: July 19, 2019
Information Contact: Karen Jarboe Singletary (208) 332-3570 ext. 3215 or Robert Kabel (208) 332-3570 ext. 3886
Over-The-Year Nonfarm Job Growth Remains Stable
Idaho’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 2.8 percent in June, the 19th consecutive month at or below 3 percent.
An additional 2,107 people made themselves available for work between May and June, pushing Idaho’s seasonally adjusted labor force up to 873,645. The number of unemployed increased by 71 to 24,662. Total employment grew by 2,036 to 848,983.
Idaho’s labor force participation rate – the percentage of people age 16 years or older working or looking for work – increased slightly to 63.9 percent.