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 386,320 dynamic individuals that made up our labor force. The best part is, these people sincerely love to live here. We invite you to give them a job they will love, too.

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While 2020 has been a hard year of change for everyone, Boise has weathered the storm of COVID-19 remarkably well! While not immune from the effects caused by a worldwide pandemic and recession, Boise has rebounded with explosive industry growth, particularly construction, warehousing, and finance. Clearly, successful business expansions are following the flow of talent into the region. We want to help your business be one of these success stories.

Source: JobsEQ

Data as of Q1 2021

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