Idaho Employment Data by County

County with the Most Businesses: Ada County Idaho, 15,426
County with the Most Employees: Ada County Idaho, 200,698
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Butte County Idaho, $1,771
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Clearwater County Idaho, 8.7%



Ada County Idaho

Total Businesses15,42625.4% of state total
Total Employment200,69832.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$933113.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2,18714.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare33,34616.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places8145.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places17,3108.6% of county employees



Adams County Idaho

Total Businesses1730.3% of state total
Total Employment7380.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68082.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2615.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing18124.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Electrical and wiring contractors74.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores415.6% of county employees



Bannock County Idaho

Total Businesses2,2213.7% of state total
Total Employment26,6384.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65979.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare38217.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,63621.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1426.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,74310.3% of county employees



Bear Lake County Idaho

Total Businesses2070.3% of state total
Total Employment9380.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$46856.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare3115.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade23124.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Home health care services199.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places11211.9% of county employees



Benewah County Idaho

Total Businesses2980.5% of state total
Total Employment2,1020.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$77794.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4515.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing57527.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Logging3511.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1055.0% of county employees



Bingham County Idaho

Total Businesses1,0201.7% of state total
Total Employment11,1201.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69183.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction16416.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,67924.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places424.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5925.3% of county employees



Blaine County Idaho

Total Businesses1,5792.6% of state total
Total Employment11,5121.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78895.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction28217.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services2,90025.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction966.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,51913.2% of county employees



Boise County Idaho

Total Businesses1820.3% of state total
Total Employment1,0560.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$45154.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services2815.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Arts and entertainment32330.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1910.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places12211.6% of county employees



Bonner County Idaho

Total Businesses1,5952.6% of state total
Total Employment11,4151.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64978.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction27817.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing2,27519.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction1207.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1329.9% of county employees



Bonneville County Idaho

Total Businesses3,7186.1% of state total
Total Employment43,6617.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70685.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare58315.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare8,89120.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1824.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,2859.8% of county employees



Boundary County Idaho

Total Businesses4280.7% of state total
Total Employment2,4100.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68182.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction6415.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade45018.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Logging286.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Sawmills and wood preservation24010.0% of county employees



Butte County Idaho

Total Businesses1210.2% of state total
Total Employment7,5911.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,771214.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services2117.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade841.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places65.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Engineering services440.6% of county employees



Camas County Idaho

Total Businesses560.1% of state total
Total Employment2640.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,123136.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Professional services916.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Wholesale trade10138.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Hay farming712.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Residential building construction134.9% of county employees



Canyon County Idaho

Total Businesses4,7997.9% of state total
Total Employment54,8149.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68983.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction98720.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing9,76717.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Home health care services2595.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places4,7788.7% of county employees



Caribou County Idaho

Total Businesses2560.4% of state total
Total Employment2,5730.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$1,136137.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction3714.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing70427.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Home health care services93.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Vegetable and melon farming632.4% of county employees



Cassia County Idaho

Total Businesses8291.4% of state total
Total Employment9,5791.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69884.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry12014.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry1,73618.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places414.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production8719.1% of county employees



Clark County Idaho

Total Businesses350.1% of state total
Total Employment2980.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$921111.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry822.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry12843.0% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses All other specialty trade contractors38.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Wheat farming00.0% of county employees



Clearwater County Idaho

Total Businesses2690.4% of state total
Total Employment1,7840.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66180.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate8.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade3211.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade27815.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Logging155.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1005.6% of county employees



Custer County Idaho

Total Businesses2130.4% of state total
Total Employment1,0320.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56468.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Accommodation and food services4219.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services26425.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses All other amusement and recreation industries178.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places817.8% of county employees



Elmore County Idaho

Total Businesses5620.9% of state total
Total Employment4,9660.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61374.3% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.2%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare7313.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade87717.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places346.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places61312.3% of county employees



Franklin County Idaho

Total Businesses3650.6% of state total
Total Employment2,4680.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$57469.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5515.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade54021.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places154.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2008.1% of county employees



Fremont County Idaho

Total Businesses3470.6% of state total
Total Employment1,9130.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62275.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5816.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade34117.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Vegetable and melon farming267.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Vegetable and melon farming1708.9% of county employees



Gem County Idaho

Total Businesses4360.7% of state total
Total Employment2,7900.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56868.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8619.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade48017.2% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Home health care services204.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2559.1% of county employees



Gooding County Idaho

Total Businesses5000.8% of state total
Total Employment4,9180.8% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$68382.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry11623.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry1,93639.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Dairy cattle and milk production489.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production1,21524.7% of county employees



Idaho County Idaho

Total Businesses4920.8% of state total
Total Employment2,9950.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63176.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8617.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare51717.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction336.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1946.5% of county employees



Jefferson County Idaho

Total Businesses6301.0% of state total
Total Employment5,2840.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$63176.5% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction14022.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,04419.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction426.7% of county businesses
Most Employees Fruit and vegetable merchant wholesalers2144.0% of county employees



Jerome County Idaho

Total Businesses6601.1% of state total
Total Employment9,1731.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$71186.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry13520.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry2,76230.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Dairy cattle and milk production487.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production1,50116.4% of county employees



Kootenai County Idaho

Total Businesses5,1118.4% of state total
Total Employment49,1468.0% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$70084.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction82816.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade8,63317.6% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places3045.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places5,32210.8% of county employees



Latah County Idaho

Total Businesses1,0051.7% of state total
Total Employment8,7441.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$55667.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade13413.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services1,86921.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places757.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,31915.1% of county employees



Lemhi County Idaho

Total Businesses3440.6% of state total
Total Employment1,6260.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$54465.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction5215.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services30618.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction226.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places18811.6% of county employees



Lewis County Idaho

Total Businesses1840.3% of state total
Total Employment1,1290.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$60273.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate6.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry2413.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing21218.8% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction116.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Logging776.8% of county employees



Lincoln County Idaho

Total Businesses1290.2% of state total
Total Employment1,1580.2% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$65879.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.0%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction2317.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry43437.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Dairy cattle and milk production75.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production27423.7% of county employees



Madison County Idaho

Total Businesses9711.6% of state total
Total Employment13,0312.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$56468.4% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.3%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction13614.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Educational services1,92114.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places586.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,1729.0% of county employees



Minidoka County Idaho

Total Businesses5460.9% of state total
Total Employment6,4741.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$73489.0% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry9918.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Agriculture and forestry1,40821.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Home health care services285.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places3866.0% of county employees



Nez Perce County Idaho

Total Businesses1,1611.9% of state total
Total Employment17,5692.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$78294.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade18916.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing3,96022.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places645.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places1,3967.9% of county employees



Oneida County Idaho

Total Businesses1210.2% of state total
Total Employment7660.1% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$50060.6% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Transport and warehousing1714.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade15620.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places86.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places759.8% of county employees



Owyhee County Idaho

Total Businesses2430.4% of state total
Total Employment2,3520.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66180.1% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.8%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry4920.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade23710.1% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Beef cattle ranching farming and feedlots166.6% of county businesses
Most Employees Dairy cattle and milk production29712.6% of county employees



Payette County Idaho

Total Businesses5600.9% of state total
Total Employment5,2690.9% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$69283.9% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.6%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction8114.5% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,28924.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Home health care services213.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2524.8% of county employees



Power County Idaho

Total Businesses2050.3% of state total
Total Employment2,6430.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$81498.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate4.1%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry3919.0% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing1,04239.4% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Vegetable and melon farming2110.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Vegetable and melon farming45417.2% of county employees



Shoshone County Idaho

Total Businesses3540.6% of state total
Total Employment3,5570.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$74890.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate7.7%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Retail trade5615.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Retail trade1,07930.3% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places246.8% of county businesses
Most Employees Gold ore and silver ore mining41911.8% of county employees



Teton County Idaho

Total Businesses4940.8% of state total
Total Employment2,6680.4% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$64978.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate2.9%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction9519.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services42015.7% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction357.1% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places31011.6% of county employees



Twin Falls County Idaho

Total Businesses2,8024.6% of state total
Total Employment33,3765.5% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$66780.8% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate3.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Healthcare40014.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Healthcare5,84117.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places1455.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places2,9108.7% of county employees



Valley County Idaho

Total Businesses5911.0% of state total
Total Employment3,5570.6% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$62976.2% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.5%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Construction14123.9% of county businesses
Most Employees Accommodation and food services94126.5% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Residential building construction6010.2% of county businesses
Most Employees Restaurants and other eating places52414.7% of county employees



Washington County Idaho

Total Businesses2540.4% of state total
Total Employment2,0200.3% of state total
Average Weekly Wage$61674.7% of state avg wage
County Unemployment Rate5.4%

Top Sector
Most Businesses Agriculture and forestry2911.4% of county businesses
Most Employees Manufacturing56327.9% of county employees

Top Industry
Most Businesses Restaurants and other eating places166.3% of county businesses
Most Employees Gasoline stations with convenience stores442.2% of county employees






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