Bringing the Economy Home

A County-by-County Look at Idaho’s Jobless Rate

Matt Stiles / NPR StateImpact

Click on the map to see interactive county-by-county data

As we reported Friday, Idaho’s jobless rate ticked down one-tenth of a percent to 8.4 for the month of December.  Because of last week’s snowstorm, the Idaho Department of Labor didn’t have county-by-county data immediately available, but now it’s here.

The department reports the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped in 27 of Idaho’s 44 counties from November to December.  Adams County continued to have the highest rate at 17 percent and Franklin County had the lowest at 5 percent.

Early next month StateImpact Idaho will be unveiling a new app that will allow readers to better understand the state’s jobless picture.  It will include things like a visual map showing county jobless data over time, it will highlight our series Jobless in Idaho and it will let you share your stories about unemployment with us using Google Voice.

What would you like to see in this kind of an app?  How will you use it?


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