Southwest Economic Region

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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 18,900 20,450 20,250 19,300 17,300 21,450 24,200 22,300 20,100
Goods Producing 5,450 6,600 6,450 5,600 3,350 7,000 10,000 7,800 5,450
Service-Providing 13,500 13,850 13,800 13,700 14,000 14,450 14,200 14,450 14,650
Seafood Processing 5,200 6,350 6,250 5,350 3,050 6,600 9,600 7,400 5,100
Government 7,000 7,200 7,150 7,050 7,150 7,050 6,250 6,600 7,300
Federal Government 250 250 250 250 300 300 300 300 300
State Government 450 450 450 500 500 550 500 550 500
Local Government 6,350 6,500 6,450 6,350 6,400 6,200 5,450 5,800 6,500
Tribal Government 1,200 1,250 1,300 1,200 1,350 1,350 1,400 1,550 1,300

*Preliminary data.

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

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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 18,950 20,550 20,400 19,350 17,400 21,450 25,200 22,400 20,150 18,150 16,450 15,450 19,650
Goods Producing 5,550 6,800 6,650 5,400 3,400 6,950 10,950 7,800 5,500 3,900 2,550 1,950 5,600
Service-Providing 13,450 13,750 13,700 13,950 13,950 14,450 14,250 14,600 14,650 14,250 13,950 13,550 14,050
Seafood Processing 5,300 6,550 6,450 5,200 3,100 6,600 10,550 7,350 5,100 3,550 2,300 1,700 5,300
Government 7,050 7,150 7,100 7,250 7,200 7,050 6,250 6,650 7,250 7,300 7,250 7,050 7,050
Federal Government 200 200 200 250 300 300 300 300 300 250 250 250 250
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 550 550 500 500 450 450 450 500
Local Government 6,350 6,450 6,400 6,500 6,450 6,250 5,400 5,800 6,450 6,550 6,550 6,350 6,300
Tribal Government 1,250 1,150 1,200 1,200 1,250 1,300 1,350 1,350 1,350 1,300 1,250 1,250 1,250

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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 19,450 20,650 20,550 19,650 18,550 22,700 24,400 21,200 20,050 17,950 16,500 15,600 19,800
Goods Producing 5,450 6,350 6,200 5,350 3,700 7,400 9,850 6,650 5,350 3,800 2,450 2,150 5,400
Service-Providing 14,000 14,300 14,400 14,300 14,850 15,300 14,500 14,500 14,700 14,150 14,050 13,500 14,400
Seafood Processing 5,250 6,100 5,950 5,050 3,350 7,000 9,450 6,250 5,000 3,450 2,200 1,850 5,100
Government 7,000 7,200 7,250 7,200 7,550 7,200 6,350 6,750 7,400 7,350 7,450 7,150 7,150
Federal Government 250 200 250 250 300 300 300 300 300 250 200 200 250
State Government 550 550 550 550 550 600 550 550 500 500 500 500 550
Local Government 6,200 6,450 6,450 6,400 6,700 6,300 5,500 5,950 6,650 6,650 6,700 6,400 6,350
Tribal Government 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,150 1,300 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,350 1,250 1,350 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 20,850 21,050 19,150 23,100 25,600 22,850 20,950 18,850 17,550 16,200 20,600
Goods Producing 5,950 6,800 6,500 6,450 4,200 8,050 10,850 7,750 5,650 3,950 3,100 1,950 5,950
Service-Providing 13,850 14,200 14,350 14,550 14,950 15,100 14,800 15,100 15,300 14,900 14,450 14,250 14,650
Seafood Processing 5,700 6,600 6,250 6,200 3,850 7,600 10,400 7,350 5,250 3,650 2,850 1,700 5,600
Government 6,850 7,050 7,150 7,200 7,500 7,000 6,300 6,800 7,300 7,300 7,250 7,200 7,050
Federal Government 250 250 250 250 300 300 300 300 300 250 250 250 250
State Government 550 550 600 550 550 600 650 600 600 550 550 550 600
Local Government 6,050 6,200 6,300 6,400 6,600 6,050 5,350 5,850 6,400 6,500 6,450 6,400 6,200
Tribal Government 1,150 1,150 1,150 1,150 1,350 1,200 1,350 1,450 1,350 1,250 1,200 1,250 1,250

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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 19,000 20,600 20,650 20,000 18,850 21,950 25,250 22,700 21,250 19,350 17,800 16,350 20,300
Goods Producing 5,250 6,500 6,400 5,750 4,400 7,350 10,800 7,800 6,350 4,500 3,100 2,050 5,850
Service-Providing 13,750 14,100 14,250 14,250 14,450 14,600 14,450 14,900 14,900 14,900 14,700 14,300 14,450
Seafood Processing 5,000 6,250 6,150 5,400 3,950 6,850 10,300 7,300 5,850 4,100 2,800 1,750 5,500
Government 7,050 7,200 7,300 7,300 7,450 7,000 6,300 6,800 7,250 7,350 7,450 7,150 7,150
Federal Government 250 250 250 250 300 300 300 300 300 250 250 250 250
State Government 550 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 600 550 550 550 600
Local Government 6,200 6,350 6,450 6,450 6,600 6,100 5,450 5,900 6,350 6,500 6,650 6,350 6,300
Tribal Government 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,200 1,250 1,250 1,350 1,450 1,350 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 20,650 19,250 18,800 22,150 24,400 22,550 20,500 19,200 17,550 15,950 20,050
Goods Producing 5,000 6,500 6,500 5,050 4,350 7,550 10,400 7,900 5,500 4,400 3,150 1,600 5,650
Service-Providing 13,700 14,100 14,150 14,200 14,450 14,600 14,050 14,650 15,000 14,800 14,450 14,350 14,400
Seafood Processing 4,850 6,350 6,300 4,750 4,000 7,150 10,000 7,500 5,100 4,050 2,850 1,350 5,350
Government 7,000 7,250 7,300 7,350 7,450 7,300 6,550 7,000 7,450 7,600 7,500 7,400 7,250
Federal Government 250 250 300 300 300 350 350 300 300 300 250 250 300
State Government 550 600 600 600 550 600 600 600 600 600 600 550 600
Local Government 6,200 6,400 6,450 6,450 6,550 6,400 5,600 6,050 6,500 6,750 6,650 6,550 6,400
Tribal Government 1,200 1,200 1,250 1,200 1,250 1,450 1,550 1,500 1,400 1,500 1,350 1,300 1,350

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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 18,650 20,350 20,550 18,900 18,050 22,050 25,250 22,750 21,600 19,100 17,400 15,850 20,050
Goods Producing 5,200 6,300 6,450 4,800 3,750 7,400 10,950 8,350 6,600 4,350 3,050 1,550 5,700
Service-Providing 13,450 14,050 14,100 14,150 14,350 14,650 14,300 14,400 15,000 14,750 14,350 14,350 14,300
Seafood Processing 5,000 6,050 6,250 4,550 3,400 7,000 10,550 7,950 6,200 4,000 2,800 1,300 5,400
Government 6,900 7,350 7,350 7,300 7,450 7,400 6,700 6,750 7,350 7,500 7,350 7,350 7,250
Federal Government 250 250 300 300 350 350 350 350 350 300 250 300 300
State Government 550 600 600 600 600 600 650 600 600 600 600 600 600
Local Government 6,100 6,500 6,500 6,450 6,550 6,450 5,700 5,800 6,400 6,600 6,500 6,500 6,350
Tribal Government 1,250 1,250 1,200 1,250 1,250 1,450 1,500 1,400 1,350 1,350 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 18,350 19,500 19,700 18,350 17,650 21,300 24,450 22,050 20,500 18,250 17,100 15,450 19,400
Goods Producing 4,950 5,800 5,850 4,450 3,550 6,950 10,500 7,650 5,700 3,550 2,750 1,600 5,250
Service-Providing 13,450 13,700 13,800 13,900 14,100 14,350 13,950 14,400 14,850 14,700 14,300 13,850 14,100
Seafood Processing 4,850 5,700 5,750 4,250 3,250 6,600 10,150 7,250 5,300 3,200 2,550 1,400 5,000
Government 6,800 7,100 7,250 7,250 7,300 7,200 6,450 6,800 7,400 7,550 7,500 7,000 7,150
Federal Government 300 300 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 300 300 300 350
State Government 550 550 550 600 550 600 650 550 600 550 550 550 550
Local Government 6,000 6,250 6,350 6,300 6,400 6,250 5,450 5,850 6,500 6,700 6,650 6,150 6,250
Tribal Government 1,250 1,300 1,250 1,150 1,200 1,450 1,500 1,450 1,450 1,400 1,350 1,250 1,350

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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 18,350 19,550 19,650 18,400 17,400 21,400 25,400 22,500 20,000 18,100 16,800 15,500 19,400
Goods Producing 4,900 5,950 5,950 4,600 3,300 6,900 10,900 8,000 5,250 3,450 2,650 1,400 5,250
Service-Providing 13,450 13,600 13,700 13,800 14,100 14,500 14,500 14,500 14,750 14,650 14,150 14,100 14,150
Seafood Processing 4,800 5,850 5,850 4,450 3,100 6,650 10,600 7,700 4,950 3,200 2,450 1,250 5,100
Government 6,900 7,150 7,250 7,250 7,450 7,550 7,000 7,000 7,300 7,550 7,400 7,300 7,250
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 350 350 350 350 350 300 300 300 300
State Government 550 550 550 550 550 550 600 550 550 550 550 550 550
Local Government 6,100 6,350 6,400 6,350 6,550 6,600 6,050 6,050 6,400 6,700 6,550 6,500 6,400
Tribal Government 1,200 1,250 1,300 1,200 1,300 1,550 1,600 1,550 1,450 1,450 1,300 1,300 1,350

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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 5,250
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 14,150
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 5,050
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 7,250
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 300 300 300 300 350
State Government 500 500 500 500 500 600 600 600 600 600 600 500 550
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 6,350
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 1,450

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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 19,650
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 14,250
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 5,150
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 7,150
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 300 300 300 350
State Government 500 500 500 500 600 600 600 500 600 500 500 500 550
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 5,350
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 7,150
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 300 300 300 350
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 6,250
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 1,350

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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 19,350 20,250 20,000 17,850 17,950 20,200 23,550 21,900 20,750 18,800 17,200 15,500 19,450
Goods Producing 5,450 6,100 5,700 3,650 3,500 5,800 9,050 7,250 5,900 4,150 2,900 1,500 5,100
Service-Providing 13,900 14,150 14,300 14,200 14,450 14,400 14,500 14,650 14,850 14,650 14,300 14,000 14,350
Seafood Processing 5,250 5,850 5,450 3,400 3,200 5,450 8,650 6,850 5,500 3,800 2,650 1,300 4,750
Government 7,250 7,300 7,400 7,300 7,600 7,050 6,950 7,150 7,400 7,550 7,550 7,400 7,350
Federal Government 300 300 300 300 350 400 400 400 350 350 300 300 350
State Government 500 500 550 550 550 550 600 550 550 500 550 550 550
Local Government 6,450 6,500 6,550 6,450 6,700 6,100 5,950 6,200 6,500 6,700 6,700 6,550 6,450
Tribal Government 1,600 1,600 1,550 1,550 1,500 1,650 1,800 1,750 1,700 1,650 1,600 1,600 1,650

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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.