Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates for Alaska
1976 to 2017

                       
Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates
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Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2017 6.5 6.4 6.4
2016 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6
2015 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
2014 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.6 6.5
2013 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9
2012 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.9
2011 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.4
2010 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.8
2009 7.1 7.3 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.9 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0 8.0
2008 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.8 6.9 7.0
2007 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4
2006 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4
2005 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.8 6.9 6.9 6.9 6.9
2004 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.3 7.2 7.2
2003 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.8 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.8 7.8
2002 6.8 6.9 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.6
2001 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.7
2000 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4
1999 6.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3
1998 6.4 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.5
1997 7.5 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.3 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.6
1996 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5
1995 7.3 7.2 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7
1994 7.6 7.7 7.7 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.4 7.4 7.3
1993 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.7 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.6
1992 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.4 8.2
1991 7.5 7.7 7.9 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.6 8.7 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.3
1990 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.3 7.3 7.4
1989 7.7 7.4 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.1
1988 9.4 9.2 9.1 9.0 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.7 8.6 8.5 8.2 8.0
1987 10.8 10.7 10.7 10.6 10.5 10.4 10.3 10.2 10.0 9.8 9.7 9.5
1986 10.3 10.5 10.8 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.2 11.2 11.1 11.0 10.9 10.9
1985 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.9 10.0
1984 10.2 10.2 10.2 10.1 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5
1983 10.3 10.2 10.1 9.9 9.8 9.7 9.7 9.7 9.8 9.9 10.0 10.1
1982 9.8 9.8 9.8 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 9.9 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3
1981 9.3 9.1 8.9 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.8 9.8
1980 9.1 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 10.0 10.0 10.0 9.9 9.8 9.6 9.4
1979 9.7 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.2 9.1 9.1
1978 10.8 11.0 11.0 11.0 10.9 10.8 10.7 10.6 10.4 10.2 10.1 9.9
1977 8.9 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 10.0 10.1 10.3 10.5 10.7
1976 7.2 7.1 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.3 7.6 7.9 8.1 8.4 8.6

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing predictable seasonal fluctuations in the unemployment rates so that the underlying trends are easier to see. For example, Alaska’s unemployment rates are typically lower in the summer when construction, fishing, and tourism jobs are all at their yearly high points. Removing that expected seasonal fluctuation provides a clearer picture of whether rates are rising or falling, aside from their normal ups and downs over the course of the year.

Read more about seasonal adjustment and how it works.

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