Life can be difficult for people who are forced into unemployment. Some of us have had the unfortunate experience of being laid off and it throws a total wrench in your life.

Staff shortages might not be as bad as they used to be but despite that, unemployment is still prevalent around the Gem State.

What is the unemployment rate in Idaho?

According to the Idaho Department of Labor, Idaho's unemployment rate as a state is up to 3.3% while the state's labor force increased by 0.3%.

That looks good in comparison to the numbers we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Idaho's unemployment rate was a staggering 11.7% in April 2020. It's pretty crazy to think that that was just under four years ago, especially when Idaho's current rate is 3.3%.

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A variety of factors can play a role in the unemployment rate ranging from rising costs of living to people simply not wanting to work anymore.

Thanks to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for Idaho, we're able to look at which counties in Idaho have the highest unemployment rate. Do you live in any of these counties?

LOOK: Counties with the highest unemployment in Idaho

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the highest unemployment in Idaho using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Counties are ranked by unemployment rate in November 2023.

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If you've been unemployed and are trying to find a new career, perhaps you should look into the top jobs for Boise in 2023?

We're still early enough into the year to where you can make a drastic career change and take control of your path. Here are the top jobs in Boise for the year 2023...

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According to the latest figures published on the Idaho Department of Labor's website, these are the highest paying jobs in "Boise City." That region includes Ada, Canyon, Boise and Gem counties.

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Looking for a new job but don't want to leave the comfort of home? We have you covered.

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