Idaho’s economic outlook and jobs
January 17, 2020

In preparation for the 2020 Legislative Session, the Idaho Economic Outlook and Revenue Assessment Committee, consisting of Idaho House and Senate members, met to study Idaho’s economy and the projections for Idaho’s future. Today, the United States is in its longest economic expansion ever and has the lowest unemployment rate in fifty years. With an unemployment rate of 2.9%, the total number of Idahoans employed in the state is at an all time high–this is lower than the national average and below what most economists claim is a “fully employed” population. Idaho’s employers are creating new jobs about two times faster than the national average.