13th overall and 1st in West in personal income growth
According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Gem State ranked first in the entire Western U.S. in personal income for the third quarter of 2019. Nationwide, Idaho is the thirteenth highest for growth in personal income.
12th lowest unemployment rate
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Idaho is tied for twelfth place for lowest unemployment rate in the nation. The Gem State’s unemployment rate is 2.9 percent.
8th lowest poverty rate
According to the US Census Bureau, Idaho’s poverty rate using the Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in government assistance, is the eighth lowest in the nation.