Workforce & Demographics

Consistently in the top 10 metros for net migration, the Boise Metro is undoubtedly on the short list for cool places to relocate - and you can bring the whole family along. New graduates, young families and retirees have all found the good life here.

It feels like all eyes are on the Boise Metro as a great place to move, but those graduating from Idaho colleges and universities see it as a great place to stay, too. In 2017, our metro was in the top 10 for retaining college graduates, even in specific sectors like technology where Boise State’s computer science program retains 88% of in-demand grads.

We’re proud of the nearly 376,000 dynamic individuals that made up our labor force in 2019. The best part is, these people sincerely love to live here. We invite you to give them a job they will love, too.

Graduate Retention

It's not just newcomers to our metro aiding in the workforce growth – it’s ambitious college grads too. A recent EMSI study ranked Boise the seventh best metro for college graduate retention with 58% of our graduates staying here to begin their careers. Retention of talented workers is a key factor for driving workforce growth in the Valley.

Source: EMSI, Talent Scorecard 2017

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