Policy brief from the James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy Research | Idaho at a Glance. March 2016, Vol. 7, No. 3 | Idaho's civilian labor force is becoming more diverse, mainly because of the state's growing Hispanic population. In 2014, Hispanics made up 12% of Idaho's available labor force, compared to 7% in 2000. In 2014, Idaho's 83,300 Hispanic workers made up 11% of the state's employed workers, compared to 16% at the national level. On average, Hispanic workers in Idaho earn less than other workers. For example, median annual earnings among full-time, year-round Hispanic male workers was $29,084 in 2014, compared to $46,479 among non-Hispanic male workers. Hispanic unemployment rates have fallen since the recession ended, but remained 2.3 percentage points higher than non-Hispanic rates in 2014.