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Employment and Occupational Information in Idaho



Snapshot of Employment in Idaho in 2010
594,750
Total Employment
9.00 %
Unemployment Rate
$38,600
Average Annual Salary
  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #24 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #25 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #27 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #28 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #29 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #37 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

  • #38 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #39 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #41 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

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Total Employment for Idaho in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Idaho in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Idaho in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Idaho in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Idaho in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Idaho
United States
Total Employment
594,750
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-19,770
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.03 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
53.50 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
65.40 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
9.00 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
8.10 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.70 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Idaho


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Salary Information for Idaho
Annual Salary Distribution for Idaho in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Idaho in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Idaho in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Idaho in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Idaho in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Idaho
United States
Average Annual Salary
$38,600
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$18.56
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.02 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Idaho


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VIEW ALL IDAHO OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $74,920
2. Legal Occupations: $72,430
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $69,450
4. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $67,690
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $58,740
Table 3. Highest Paying Idaho Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.10 %
2. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.04 %
3. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: 0.04 %
4. Legal Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 0.03 %
Table 4. Idaho Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 15.99 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 10.32 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 8.29 %
4. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 6.94 %
5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 6.41 %
Table 5. Popular Idaho Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.12 %
2. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.10 %
3. Legal Occupations: 0.07 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 0.07 %
5. Healthcare Support Occupations: 0.06 %
Table 6. Idaho Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Idaho Metro Areas Information


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HIGHEST PAYING METRO AREAS
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID: $40,610
2. Idaho Falls, ID: $39,920
3. Lewiston, ID: $37,140
4. Pocatello, ID: $36,330
5. Coeur d'Alene, ID: $35,810
Table 7. Metro Areas with the Highest Salaries

METRO AREAS WITH FASTEST GROWING WAGES
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID: 0.03 %
2. Idaho Falls, ID: 0.02 %
3. Lewiston, ID: 0.01 %
4. Pocatello, ID: 0.01 %
5. Coeur d'Alene, ID: -0.01 %
Table 8. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR METRO AREAS
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID: 255,700
2. Coeur d'Alene, ID: 51,560
3. Idaho Falls, ID: 48,030
4. Pocatello, ID: 33,820
5. Lewiston, ID: 23,650
Table 9. Metro Areas with Highest Employment
FASTEST GROWING METRO AREAS
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID: -0.03 %
2. Idaho Falls, ID: -0.03 %
3. Lewiston, ID: -0.04 %
4. Coeur d'Alene, ID: -0.06 %
5. Pocatello, ID: -0.06 %
Table 10. Metro Areas with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Idaho Business Statistics Information
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID : 15,135
2. Coeur d'Alene, ID : 4,422
3. Idaho Falls, ID : 3,537
4. Pocatello, ID : 2,026
5. Lewiston, ID: 1,499
Table 11. Metro Areas with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF ESTABLISHMENTS
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID : 1.16
2. Pocatello, ID : 1.11
3. Lewiston, ID: 1.1
4. Idaho Falls, ID : 1.09
5. Coeur d'Alene, ID : 1.07
Table 12. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Establishments Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID : 15.34
2. Pocatello, ID : 14.69
3. Lewiston, ID: 14.22
4. Idaho Falls, ID : 14.17
5. Coeur d'Alene, ID : 10.87
Table 13. Metro Areas with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Boise City-Nampa, ID : $555,545
2. Idaho Falls, ID : $490,336
3. Lewiston, ID: $456,458
4. Pocatello, ID : $422,729
5. Coeur d'Alene, ID : $335,799
Table 14. Metro Areas with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Retail trade: 15.18%
2. Health care and social assistance: 14.26%
3. Manufacturing: 11.8%
4. Accommodation and food services: 10.54%
5. Construction: 8.09%
Table 15. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 7,959
2. Retail trade: 4,389
3. Health care and social assistance: 4,076
4. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 3,966
5. Other services (except public administration): 3,126
Table 16. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: 49.12
2. Manufacturing: 34.12
3. Utilities: 32.35
4. Information: 30.41
5. Educational services: 25.39
Table 17. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Management of companies and enterprises: $4,686,616
2. Utilities: $2,238,886
3. Manufacturing: $1,489,815
4. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $1,335,909
5. Information: $1,159,754
Table 18. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Idaho


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce




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