Southwest Economic Region

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2019 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,500
Goods Producing 4,200
Service-Providing 14,300
Seafood Processing 4,000
Government 6,900
Federal Government 200
State Government 500
Local Government 6,200
Tribal Government 1,300

Estimates for the current year may be subject to large revisions that will be published early in the following year.

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2018 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,300 20,900 20,300 19,500 18,200 21,900 25,700 22,600 20,500 19,100 17,300 16,400 20,100
Goods Producing 4,100 6,300 5,700 5,300 3,700 7,000 11,600 7,400 5,200 3,900 2,500 1,800 5,400
Service-Providing 14,200 14,600 14,600 14,200 14,500 14,900 14,100 15,200 15,300 15,200 14,800 14,600 14,700
Seafood Processing 3,900 6,100 5,400 4,900 3,300 6,600 11,200 7,000 4,800 3,700 2,000 1,500 5,000
Government 7,000 7,200 7,200 6,800 7,000 6,500 5,400 6,400 7,100 7,300 7,100 7,000 6,800
Federal Government 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 300 200 200 300
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,300 6,500 6,500 6,100 6,200 5,700 4,600 5,600 6,300 6,500 6,400 6,300 6,100
Tribal Government 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,500 1,600 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400

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2017 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,400 21,100 21,000 19,700 18,700 22,700 25,200 22,600 20,600 19,000 17,100 16,500 20,200
Goods Producing 4,400 6,800 6,500 5,300 3,800 7,500 11,100 7,800 5,300 4,100 2,500 1,900 5,600
Service-Providing 14,000 14,300 14,500 14,400 14,900 15,200 14,100 14,800 15,300 14,900 14,600 14,600 14,600
Seafood Processing 4,200 6,600 6,300 5,000 3,500 7,100 10,700 7,400 5,000 3,800 2,200 1,700 5,300
Government 7,000 7,200 7,200 7,100 7,400 6,900 5,400 6,100 7,100 7,300 7,200 7,200 6,900
Federal Government 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 300 200 200 300
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 600 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,300 6,500 6,500 6,400 6,600 6,000 4,600 5,300 6,300 6,500 6,500 6,500 6,200
Tribal Government 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,500 1,500 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400

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2016 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 19,000 20,500 20,400 20,100 18,100 22,200 26,100 23,200 20,900 19,100 17,100 16,400 20,300
Goods Producing 5,500 6,800 6,700 5,600 3,500 7,300 12,100 8,600 5,700 4,300 2,600 1,900 5,900
Service-Providing 13,500 13,700 13,700 14,500 14,600 14,900 14,000 14,600 15,200 14,800 14,500 14,500 14,400
Seafood Processing 5,400 6,700 6,600 5,300 3,100 6,900 11,700 8,100 5,300 3,900 2,300 1,700 5,600
Government 7,100 7,100 7,100 7,200 7,300 6,900 5,400 6,000 7,100 7,400 7,300 7,200 6,900
Federal Government 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 300 200 200 300
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 600 600 600 500 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,400 6,400 6,400 6,500 6,500 6,000 4,500 5,100 6,300 6,600 6,600 6,500 6,200
Tribal Government 1,200 1,100 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,300

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2015 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 19,500 20,500 20,600 19,700 18,600 22,700 24,400 21,200 20,100 17,900 16,500 15,600 19,800
Goods Producing 5,500 6,300 6,200 5,400 3,700 7,400 9,900 6,700 5,400 3,800 2,500 2,100 5,400
Service-Providing 14,000 14,200 14,400 14,300 14,900 15,300 14,500 14,500 14,700 14,100 14,000 13,500 14,400
Seafood Processing 5,200 6,100 5,900 5,000 3,300 7,000 9,100 6,100 5,100 3,600 2,100 1,800 5,000
Government 7,000 7,100 7,300 7,200 7,600 7,200 6,300 6,700 7,400 7,300 7,400 7,100 7,100
Federal Government 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 200 200 200 200
State Government 600 500 600 600 600 600 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,200 6,400 6,500 6,400 6,700 6,300 5,500 5,900 6,600 6,600 6,700 6,400 6,400
Tribal Government 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,200 1,300

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2014 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 19,800 21,000 20,800 21,100 19,200 23,100 25,600 22,900 21,000 18,900 17,600 16,200 20,600
Goods Producing 5,900 6,800 6,500 6,500 4,200 8,000 10,800 7,800 5,700 3,900 3,100 1,900 5,900
Service-Providing 13,900 14,200 14,300 14,600 15,000 15,100 14,800 15,100 15,300 15,000 14,500 14,300 14,700
Seafood Processing 5,700 6,600 6,200 6,200 3,800 7,600 10,400 7,300 5,200 3,600 2,900 1,700 5,600
Government 6,900 7,000 7,100 7,200 7,500 7,000 6,300 6,800 7,300 7,400 7,300 7,200 7,100
Federal Government 200 200 200 200 300 300 300 300 300 300 200 200 300
State Government 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600
Local Government 6,100 6,200 6,300 6,400 6,600 6,100 5,400 5,900 6,400 6,500 6,500 6,400 6,200
Tribal Government 1,100 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,200 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,200 1,200 1,300

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2013 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,900 20,600 20,600 20,100 18,900 21,900 25,300 22,700 21,200 19,500 17,900 16,300 20,300
Goods Producing 5,200 6,500 6,400 5,800 4,400 7,300 10,800 7,800 6,300 4,500 3,100 2,000 5,800
Service-Providing 13,700 14,100 14,200 14,300 14,500 14,600 14,500 14,900 14,900 15,000 14,800 14,300 14,500
Seafood Processing 5,000 6,300 6,100 5,400 4,000 6,900 10,300 7,300 5,800 4,100 2,800 1,800 5,500
Government 7,000 7,200 7,300 7,300 7,500 7,000 6,300 6,800 7,200 7,400 7,600 7,200 7,200
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600
Local Government 6,200 6,300 6,400 6,400 6,600 6,100 5,400 5,900 6,300 6,500 6,700 6,300 6,300
Tribal Government 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,200 1,300

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2012 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,700 20,600 20,700 19,300 18,800 22,100 24,400 22,600 20,500 19,200 17,600 16,000 20,000
Goods Producing 5,000 6,500 6,500 5,000 4,300 7,500 10,400 7,900 5,500 4,400 3,100 1,600 5,600
Service-Providing 13,700 14,100 14,200 14,300 14,500 14,600 14,000 14,700 15,000 14,800 14,500 14,400 14,400
Seafood Processing 4,800 6,300 6,300 4,800 4,000 7,100 10,000 7,500 5,100 4,000 2,900 1,400 5,400
Government 7,000 7,300 7,300 7,400 7,500 7,300 6,500 7,000 7,400 7,600 7,600 7,400 7,300
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600
Local Government 6,200 6,400 6,400 6,500 6,600 6,400 5,600 6,100 6,500 6,700 6,700 6,500 6,400
Tribal Government 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,600 1,500 1,400 1,500 1,300 1,300 1,400

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2011 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,700 20,400 20,700 18,900 18,000 22,000 25,200 22,700 21,600 19,100 17,500 15,900 20,100
Goods Producing 5,200 6,300 6,500 4,800 3,700 7,400 10,900 8,300 6,600 4,400 3,100 1,500 5,700
Service-Providing 13,500 14,100 14,200 14,100 14,300 14,600 14,300 14,400 15,000 14,700 14,400 14,400 14,300
Seafood Processing 5,000 6,100 6,200 4,500 3,400 7,000 10,600 7,900 6,200 4,000 2,800 1,300 5,400
Government 6,900 7,400 7,400 7,300 7,400 7,300 6,700 6,700 7,300 7,500 7,400 7,400 7,200
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 600 600 600 600 600 700 600 600 600 600 600 600
Local Government 6,100 6,500 6,500 6,400 6,500 6,400 5,700 5,800 6,400 6,600 6,500 6,500 6,300
Tribal Government 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,500 1,400 1,300 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,300

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2010 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,300 19,600 19,700 18,200 17,600 21,300 24,500 22,100 20,500 18,400 17,100 15,500 19,400
Goods Producing 4,900 5,800 5,900 4,400 3,500 6,900 10,500 7,600 5,700 3,600 2,800 1,600 5,300
Service-Providing 13,400 13,800 13,800 13,800 14,100 14,400 14,000 14,500 14,800 14,800 14,300 13,900 14,100
Seafood Processing 4,800 5,700 5,700 4,200 3,200 6,600 10,100 7,300 5,300 3,200 2,500 1,400 5,000
Government 6,800 7,200 7,200 7,200 7,300 7,200 6,500 6,900 7,400 7,600 7,500 7,100 7,200
Federal Government 300 300 400 300 300 400 400 400 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 600 500 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600
Local Government 6,000 6,300 6,300 6,300 6,400 6,200 5,500 5,900 6,500 6,700 6,600 6,200 6,200
Tribal Government 1,200 1,300 1,300 1,200 1,200 1,400 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,300

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2009 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,300 19,500 19,700 18,500 17,400 21,500 25,500 22,600 20,000 18,200 16,800 15,500 19,500
Goods Producing 4,900 6,000 6,000 4,600 3,300 6,900 10,900 8,000 5,300 3,500 2,700 1,400 5,300
Service-Providing 13,400 13,500 13,700 13,900 14,100 14,600 14,600 14,600 14,700 14,700 14,100 14,100 14,200
Seafood Processing 4,800 5,900 5,900 4,500 3,100 6,700 10,600 7,700 5,000 3,200 2,500 1,300 5,100
Government 6,900 7,100 7,300 7,300 7,400 7,600 7,100 7,100 7,300 7,600 7,400 7,300 7,300
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 500 600 600 500 600 600 600 600 600 600 500 600
Local Government 6,100 6,300 6,400 6,400 6,500 6,600 6,100 6,100 6,400 6,700 6,500 6,500 6,400
Tribal Government 1,200 1,200 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,500 1,600 1,500 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,300 1,400

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2008 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,700 20,000 19,800 17,700 17,600 21,100 24,200 22,300 20,700 18,400 17,000 15,500 19,400
Goods Producing 5,200 6,200 5,800 4,000 3,500 6,700 9,700 7,600 5,900 3,900 2,800 1,700 5,300
Service-Providing 13,500 13,800 14,000 13,700 14,100 14,400 14,500 14,700 14,800 14,500 14,200 13,800 14,200
Seafood Processing 5,100 6,000 5,700 3,800 3,300 6,400 9,500 7,400 5,700 3,700 2,700 1,500 5,100
Government 6,900 7,000 7,200 7,100 7,300 7,400 7,000 7,200 7,400 7,600 7,500 7,200 7,200
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 600 600 600 600 600 600 500 600
Local Government 6,100 6,200 6,400 6,300 6,500 6,400 6,000 6,200 6,500 6,700 6,600 6,400 6,400
Tribal Government 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,500 1,600 1,700 1,500 1,500 1,400 1,300 1,400

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2007 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,900 19,600 19,700 18,300 17,700 21,200 24,100 22,500 21,300 19,100 17,300 15,800 19,600
Goods Producing 5,300 5,700 5,700 4,400 3,300 6,500 9,700 7,800 6,300 4,600 3,300 1,900 5,400
Service-Providing 13,600 13,900 14,000 13,900 14,400 14,700 14,400 14,700 15,000 14,500 14,000 13,900 14,300
Seafood Processing 5,100 5,600 5,500 4,200 3,100 6,300 9,500 7,400 6,100 4,300 3,100 1,800 5,200
Government 6,800 6,900 7,100 7,100 7,300 7,400 6,800 7,100 7,500 7,400 7,300 7,200 7,200
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 500 500 500 600 600 600 500 600 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,000 6,100 6,300 6,300 6,400 6,400 5,800 6,200 6,500 6,600 6,500 6,400 6,300
Tribal Government 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,300 1,400 1,500 1,600 1,600 1,500 1,500 1,400 1,300 1,400

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2006 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,900 20,200 20,400 18,700 17,800 22,000 24,300 22,500 21,000 18,600 17,500 15,700 19,800
Goods Producing 5,300 6,300 6,200 4,700 3,500 7,300 10,000 7,700 6,000 4,300 3,200 1,600 5,500
Service-Providing 13,600 13,900 14,200 14,000 14,300 14,700 14,300 14,800 15,000 14,300 14,300 14,100 14,300
Seafood Processing 5,200 6,100 6,100 4,600 3,400 7,100 9,800 7,400 5,700 4,100 2,900 1,500 5,300
Government 6,800 7,000 7,200 7,100 7,300 7,400 6,800 7,100 7,300 7,100 7,300 7,100 7,100
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 600 600 500 500 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,000 6,200 6,400 6,300 6,400 6,400 5,800 6,200 6,400 6,300 6,500 6,300 6,300
Tribal Government 1,300 1,300 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,400 1,600 1,500 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,300 1,400

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2005 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 20,200 19,900 18,000 18,200 20,400 23,600 22,000 21,000 18,900 17,300 15,400 19,500
Goods Producing 6,100 5,700 3,700 3,500 5,800 9,000 7,300 5,900 4,200 2,900 1,400 5,000
Service-Providing 14,100 14,200 14,300 14,700 14,600 14,600 14,700 15,100 14,700 14,400 14,000 14,500
Seafood Processing 5,900 5,500 3,400 3,200 5,500 8,600 6,800 5,500 3,800 2,600 1,300 4,700
Government 7,300 7,400 7,300 7,700 7,100 7,000 7,100 7,400 7,500 7,500 7,400 7,300
Federal Government 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 300 300 300 300
State Government 500 500 500 600 600 600 500 500 500 500 500 500
Local Government 6,500 6,600 6,500 6,700 6,100 6,000 6,200 6,500 6,700 6,700 6,600 6,500
Tribal Government 1,600 1,600 1,500 1,500 1,600 1,800 1,800 1,700 1,700 1,600 1,600 1,600

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2004 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 19,350 20,150 19,750 18,150 17,800 20,100 23,650 21,550 21,100 19,250 16,950 15,950 19,450
Goods Producing 5,300 5,950 5,450 3,900 3,450 5,850 9,150 6,800 6,050 4,450 2,450 1,400 5,000
Service-Providing 14,050 14,200 14,300 14,250 14,350 14,250 14,500 14,750 15,050 14,800 14,500 14,550 14,450
Seafood Processing 5,000 5,650 5,250 3,650 3,150 5,500 8,700 6,350 5,650 4,100 2,100 1,150 4,700
Government 7,400 7,450 7,550 7,550 7,700 7,200 7,150 7,300 7,650 7,650 7,600 7,650 7,500
Federal Government 300 300 350 350 350 400 400 400 350 300 300 300 350
State Government 550 550 550 550 600 600 600 550 550 550 550 550 550
Local Government 6,550 6,600 6,650 6,650 6,750 6,200 6,150 6,350 6,750 6,800 6,750 6,800 6,600
Tribal Government 1,500 1,450 1,550 1,500 1,550 1,650 1,850 1,800 1,750 1,700 1,750 1,700 1,650

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2003 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 17,350 20,100 20,100 17,050 17,500 19,850 23,250 21,950 20,800 19,050 16,900 16,050 19,150
Goods Producing 3,750 6,100 5,900 2,850 2,900 5,500 8,400 6,800 5,600 4,000 2,250 1,350 4,600
Service-Providing 13,600 14,000 14,200 14,200 14,600 14,350 14,850 15,150 15,200 15,050 14,650 14,700 14,550
Seafood Processing 3,500 5,800 5,650 2,550 2,600 5,050 7,900 6,250 5,100 3,500 1,800 1,000 4,200
Government 7,100 7,400 7,600 7,550 7,900 7,400 7,300 7,350 7,600 7,800 7,650 7,600 7,500
Federal Government 300 300 350 300 350 400 400 400 400 350 350 350 350
State Government 500 550 550 550 550 600 600 550 550 550 550 550 550
Local Government 6,300 6,550 6,700 6,700 7,000 6,400 6,300 6,400 6,650 6,900 6,750 6,700 6,600
Tribal Government 1,450 1,400 1,400 1,450 1,550 1,650 1,750 1,700 1,600 1,600 1,550 1,550 1,550

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2002 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 16,600 19,600 19,350 17,800 17,350 18,300 21,700 20,700 19,450 18,100 15,950 15,600 18,400
Goods Producing 3,150 5,700 5,300 3,600 2,950 4,200 7,150 5,850 4,700 3,600 1,750 1,200 4,100
Service-Providing 13,450 13,900 14,100 14,200 14,400 14,100 14,550 14,850 14,800 14,450 14,200 14,450 14,300
Seafood Processing 3,050 5,550 5,150 3,450 2,750 3,950 6,900 5,600 4,450 3,350 1,500 1,000 3,900
Government 7,150 7,450 7,450 7,600 7,850 7,300 7,250 7,350 7,500 7,550 7,600 7,800 7,500
Federal Government 300 300 350 350 350 400 400 400 400 350 350 400 350
State Government 450 500 550 500 600 600 600 600 550 550 550 550 550
Local Government 6,350 6,600 6,600 6,750 6,900 6,300 6,250 6,400 6,550 6,650 6,700 6,900 6,600
Tribal Government 1,450 1,400 1,400 1,350 1,500 1,650 1,800 1,700 1,550 1,600 1,600 1,550 1,550

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2001 – Southwest Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 16,150 19,150 18,900 17,500 17,050 17,950 21,300 20,400 19,550 17,550 15,750 15,050 18,050
Goods Producing 3,250 6,000 5,600 4,200 3,450 4,100 7,250 6,300 5,250 3,150 1,800 1,300 4,300
Service-Providing 12,900 13,150 13,300 13,300 13,600 13,850 14,050 14,050 14,300 14,400 14,000 13,750 13,750
Seafood Processing 3,100 5,850 5,500 4,100 3,250 3,800 7,050 6,050 5,050 2,750 1,550 1,050 4,100
Government 6,950 7,100 7,200 7,100 7,400 7,250 7,100 6,950 7,350 7,800 7,650 7,500 7,300
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 350 400 400 400 400 350 350 400 350
State Government 500 500 500 500 550 600 600 500 550 500 500 400 500
Local Government 6,150 6,250 6,400 6,300 6,500 6,250 6,150 6,050 6,400 6,950 6,800 6,700 6,400
Tribal Government 1,300 1,350 1,400 1,350 1,400 1,550 1,650 1,600 1,550 1,650 1,550 1,550 1,500

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Note: These data exclude self-employed workers, fishers, domestics, and unpaid family workers. Government includes employees of public school systems and the University of Alaska.

Numbers may not sum due to rounding.

Beginning January 2001, wage and salary employment estimates were published under a new classification system. The Standard Industrial Classification system (SIC) has been replaced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Data prior to 2001 are comparable only at the Total Nonfarm and Government levels.

As of January 2001, certain federally-recognized tribal entities were moved to Local Government, which created a series break for Total Government and Local Government. Please see the April 2002 Alaska Economic Trends publication for a detailed explanation.