Kenai Peninsula Borough Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2017

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Note: A change in the way labor force statistics are calculated for sub-state areas makes data prior to 2010 not comparable with later data.

                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,481 26,487 26,670 27,629 27,924 28,856 29,283 28,477
Employment 24,134 23,965 24,249 25,334 25,767 26,685 27,229 26,530
Unemployment 2,347 2,522 2,421 2,295 2,157 2,171 2,054 1,947
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.5% 9.1% 8.3% 7.7% 7.5% 7.0% 6.8%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,100 26,105 26,128 26,487 27,814 28,778 29,180 28,561 27,343 26,647 26,395 26,728 27,189
Employment 23,624 23,481 23,597 24,149 25,588 26,565 27,189 26,642 25,378 24,600 24,266 24,586 24,972
Unemployment 2,476 2,624 2,531 2,338 2,226 2,213 1,991 1,919 1,965 2,047 2,129 2,142 2,217
Unemployment Rate 9.5% 10.1% 9.7% 8.8% 8.0% 7.7% 6.8% 6.7% 7.2% 7.7% 8.1% 8.0% 8.2%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 27,230 26,842 26,665 26,677 27,696 29,182 29,510 29,079 27,748 27,115 26,530 26,782 27,588
Employment 24,843 24,354 24,254 24,534 25,650 27,072 27,599 27,270 25,832 25,056 24,379 24,545 25,449
Unemployment 2,387 2,488 2,411 2,143 2,046 2,110 1,911 1,809 1,916 2,059 2,151 2,237 2,139
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 9.3% 9.0% 8.0% 7.4% 7.2% 6.5% 6.2% 6.9% 7.6% 8.1% 8.4% 7.8%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,686 26,578 26,783 27,021 28,531 29,929 30,471 29,936 28,262 27,433 27,200 27,081 27,993
Employment 24,174 24,003 24,295 24,697 26,437 27,726 28,488 28,008 26,267 25,443 25,113 24,908 25,797
Unemployment 2,512 2,575 2,488 2,324 2,094 2,203 1,983 1,928 1,995 1,990 2,087 2,173 2,196
Unemployment Rate 9.4% 9.7% 9.3% 8.6% 7.3% 7.4% 6.5% 6.4% 7.1% 7.3% 7.7% 8.0% 7.8%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,644 26,643 26,726 26,913 28,322 29,862 30,077 29,632 27,979 27,231 26,998 26,840 27,823
Employment 24,037 24,021 24,244 24,658 26,202 27,665 28,149 27,764 26,015 25,133 24,782 24,572 25,604
Unemployment 2,607 2,622 2,482 2,255 2,120 2,197 1,928 1,868 1,964 2,098 2,216 2,268 2,219
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 9.8% 9.3% 8.4% 7.5% 7.4% 6.4% 6.3% 7.0% 7.7% 8.2% 8.5% 8.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,412 26,208 26,284 26,504 27,742 29,225 29,533 29,025 27,573 26,859 26,581 26,596 27,379
Employment 23,538 23,322 23,561 24,046 25,450 26,871 27,441 27,035 25,514 24,749 24,361 24,265 25,013
Unemployment 2,874 2,886 2,723 2,458 2,292 2,354 2,092 1,990 2,059 2,110 2,220 2,331 2,366
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.0% 10.4% 9.3% 8.3% 8.1% 7.1% 6.9% 7.5% 7.9% 8.4% 8.8% 8.6%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 26,305 26,181 26,334 26,304 27,508 28,800 29,689 29,220 27,368 26,664 26,433 26,467 27,273
Employment 23,169 23,000 23,333 23,588 25,046 26,267 27,406 27,040 25,157 24,353 23,919 23,824 24,675
Unemployment 3,136 3,181 3,001 2,716 2,462 2,533 2,283 2,180 2,211 2,311 2,514 2,643 2,598
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.2% 11.4% 10.3% 9.0% 8.8% 7.7% 7.5% 8.1% 8.7% 9.5% 10.0% 9.5%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 25,952 25,892 26,006 26,315 27,501 28,599 28,625 28,120 27,044 26,348 26,143 26,297 26,903
Employment 22,764 22,618 22,879 23,460 24,940 26,038 26,306 25,916 24,722 23,891 23,484 23,527 24,212
Unemployment 3,188 3,274 3,127 2,855 2,561 2,561 2,319 2,204 2,322 2,457 2,659 2,770 2,691
Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.6% 12.0% 10.8% 9.3% 9.0% 8.1% 7.8% 8.6% 9.3% 10.2% 10.5% 10.0%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 25,706 25,631 25,690 26,200 27,631 28,811 29,121 28,206 27,011 26,135 25,864 25,741 26,813
Employment 22,984 22,751 22,863 23,577 25,168 26,188 26,733 25,865 24,613 23,504 23,141 22,853 24,187
Unemployment 2,722 2,880 2,827 2,623 2,463 2,623 2,388 2,341 2,398 2,631 2,723 2,888 2,626
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 11.2% 11.0% 10.0% 8.9% 9.1% 8.2% 8.3% 8.9% 10.1% 10.5% 11.2% 9.8%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,972 24,879 25,155 25,381 26,843 28,240 28,783 28,354 26,232 25,579 25,483 25,559 26,288
Employment 22,535 22,409 22,748 23,280 24,941 26,299 27,012 26,628 24,446 23,713 23,416 23,286 24,226
Unemployment 2,437 2,470 2,407 2,101 1,902 1,941 1,771 1,726 1,786 1,866 2,067 2,273 2,062
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 9.9% 9.6% 8.3% 7.1% 6.9% 6.2% 6.1% 6.8% 7.3% 8.1% 8.9% 7.8%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,589 24,658 24,730 24,751 26,051 27,603 27,754 27,362 25,995 25,092 25,064 25,039 25,724
Employment 22,125 22,226 22,474 22,703 24,293 25,750 26,117 25,809 24,336 23,393 23,173 22,896 23,775
Unemployment 2,464 2,432 2,256 2,048 1,758 1,853 1,637 1,553 1,659 1,699 1,891 2,143 1,949
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 9.9% 9.1% 8.3% 6.7% 6.7% 5.9% 5.7% 6.4% 6.8% 7.5% 8.6% 7.6%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,296 24,471 24,307 24,478 25,741 27,179 27,565 27,276 25,555 24,607 24,445 24,738 25,388
Employment 21,658 21,678 21,855 22,255 23,862 25,308 25,866 25,670 23,887 22,895 22,510 22,609 23,338
Unemployment 2,638 2,793 2,452 2,223 1,879 1,871 1,699 1,606 1,668 1,712 1,935 2,129 2,050
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.4% 10.1% 9.1% 7.3% 6.9% 6.2% 5.9% 6.5% 7.0% 7.9% 8.6% 8.1%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,278 24,278 24,437 24,379 25,624 27,236 27,767 26,800 25,252 24,643 24,427 24,474 25,299
Employment 21,608 21,437 21,885 22,119 23,634 25,198 25,964 25,057 23,324 22,573 22,166 22,070 23,086
Unemployment 2,670 2,841 2,552 2,260 1,990 2,038 1,803 1,743 1,928 2,070 2,261 2,404 2,213
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 11.7% 10.4% 9.3% 7.8% 7.5% 6.5% 6.5% 7.6% 8.4% 9.3% 9.8% 8.7%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,327 24,473 24,596 24,676 25,830 27,723 28,216 26,976 25,571 24,890 24,661 24,522 25,538
Employment 21,301 21,447 21,705 22,086 23,559 25,281 26,162 25,007 23,542 22,764 22,365 22,089 23,109
Unemployment 3,026 3,026 2,891 2,590 2,271 2,442 2,054 1,969 2,029 2,126 2,296 2,433 2,429
Unemployment Rate 12.4% 12.4% 11.8% 10.5% 8.8% 8.8% 7.3% 7.3% 7.9% 8.5% 9.3% 9.9% 9.5%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,721 24,514 24,634 24,841 25,847 27,247 27,654 26,842 25,094 24,446 24,463 24,377 25,390
Employment 21,718 21,417 21,831 22,210 23,485 24,681 25,437 24,683 22,883 22,152 21,931 21,693 22,843
Unemployment 3,003 3,097 2,803 2,631 2,362 2,566 2,217 2,159 2,211 2,294 2,532 2,684 2,547
Unemployment Rate 12.1% 12.6% 11.4% 10.6% 9.1% 9.4% 8.0% 8.0% 8.8% 9.4% 10.4% 11.0% 10.0%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 23,886 23,559 23,752 24,418 25,140 26,135 27,045 26,332 25,200 24,494 24,461 24,637 24,921
Employment 21,330 20,993 21,192 22,017 23,009 23,911 25,021 24,320 23,061 22,258 22,025 21,924 22,588
Unemployment 2,556 2,566 2,560 2,401 2,131 2,224 2,024 2,012 2,139 2,236 2,436 2,713 2,333
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.9% 10.8% 9.8% 8.5% 8.5% 7.5% 7.6% 8.5% 9.1% 10.0% 11.0% 9.4%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 23,166 23,025 23,068 23,297 24,336 26,261 26,897 25,704 24,606 23,804 23,778 23,942 24,323
Employment 20,804 20,645 20,823 21,221 22,585 24,452 25,347 24,132 23,025 22,066 21,828 21,756 22,390
Unemployment 2,362 2,380 2,245 2,076 1,751 1,809 1,550 1,572 1,581 1,738 1,950 2,186 1,933
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.3% 9.7% 8.9% 7.2% 6.9% 5.8% 6.1% 6.4% 7.3% 8.2% 9.1% 7.9%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 23,034 23,338 23,270 23,395 24,528 26,616 26,463 26,279 25,191 24,085 24,062 24,195 24,539
Employment 20,480 20,771 20,876 21,258 22,632 24,802 24,918 24,714 23,668 22,423 22,200 22,164 22,576
Unemployment 2,554 2,567 2,394 2,137 1,896 1,814 1,545 1,565 1,523 1,662 1,862 2,031 1,963
Unemployment Rate 11.1% 11.0% 10.3% 9.1% 7.7% 6.8% 5.8% 6.0% 6.0% 6.9% 7.7% 8.4% 8.0%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 20,705 21,339 21,300 21,399 21,790 23,388 24,214 23,552 22,313 21,326 20,504 20,094 21,827
Employment 17,989 18,221 18,525 18,952 19,780 21,185 22,248 21,666 20,339 19,211 18,302 17,805 19,519
Unemployment 2,716 3,118 2,775 2,447 2,010 2,203 1,966 1,886 1,974 2,115 2,202 2,289 2,308
Unemployment Rate 13.1% 14.6% 13.0% 11.4% 9.2% 9.4% 8.1% 8.0% 8.8% 9.9% 10.7% 11.4% 10.6%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 20,722 20,860 20,765 20,500 21,290 23,235 23,760 23,184 22,116 20,878 20,027 19,914 21,438
Employment 17,947 18,086 18,073 18,312 19,387 20,986 21,958 21,574 20,253 18,710 17,916 17,677 19,240
Unemployment 2,775 2,774 2,692 2,188 1,903 2,249 1,802 1,610 1,863 2,168 2,111 2,237 2,198
Unemployment Rate 13.4% 13.3% 13.0% 10.7% 8.9% 9.7% 7.6% 6.9% 8.4% 10.4% 10.5% 11.2% 10.3%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 21,105 21,771 21,562 21,589 21,726 23,720 24,978 24,006 22,180 20,860 20,229 19,749 21,956
Employment 17,364 18,032 18,122 18,642 19,300 21,192 22,836 22,078 20,185 18,551 17,818 17,304 19,285
Unemployment 3,741 3,739 3,440 2,947 2,426 2,528 2,142 1,928 1,995 2,309 2,411 2,445 2,671
Unemployment Rate 17.7% 17.2% 16.0% 13.7% 11.2% 10.7% 8.6% 8.0% 9.0% 11.1% 11.9% 12.4% 12.2%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 20,755 21,583 21,598 21,331 22,418 23,475 25,005 24,238 22,725 21,298 20,836 20,085 22,112
Employment 17,217 17,855 18,253 18,247 19,495 20,832 22,500 22,127 20,197 18,448 17,650 17,040 19,155
Unemployment 3,538 3,728 3,345 3,084 2,923 2,643 2,505 2,111 2,528 2,850 3,186 3,045 2,957
Unemployment Rate 17.0% 17.3% 15.5% 14.5% 13.0% 11.3% 10.0% 8.7% 11.1% 13.4% 15.3% 15.2% 13.4%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 20,535 21,154 21,030 20,719 21,229 22,727 24,270 23,462 21,611 21,382 20,360 19,760 21,520
Employment 17,300 17,867 18,047 18,034 18,999 20,449 22,066 21,453 19,666 18,813 17,712 16,984 18,949
Unemployment 3,235 3,287 2,983 2,685 2,230 2,278 2,204 2,009 1,945 2,569 2,648 2,776 2,571
Unemployment Rate 15.8% 15.5% 14.2% 13.0% 10.5% 10.0% 9.1% 8.6% 9.0% 12.0% 13.0% 14.0% 11.9%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 19,298 20,819 20,873 20,201 20,596 22,777 23,986 22,956 20,789 20,612 19,800 19,210 20,993
Employment 16,184 17,422 17,654 17,366 18,240 20,303 21,637 20,920 18,937 18,143 17,476 16,724 18,417
Unemployment 3,114 3,397 3,219 2,835 2,356 2,474 2,349 2,036 1,852 2,469 2,324 2,486 2,576
Unemployment Rate 16.1% 16.3% 15.4% 14.0% 11.4% 10.9% 9.8% 8.9% 8.9% 12.0% 11.7% 12.9% 12.3%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 18,363 19,398 19,623 19,732 20,148 22,548 23,674 22,617 20,214 20,228 19,391 19,053 20,415
Employment 15,012 15,717 16,312 16,726 17,648 19,943 21,610 20,793 18,469 17,829 16,955 16,590 17,800
Unemployment 3,351 3,681 3,311 3,006 2,500 2,605 2,064 1,824 1,745 2,399 2,436 2,463 2,615
Unemployment Rate 18.2% 19.0% 16.9% 15.2% 12.4% 11.6% 8.7% 8.1% 8.6% 11.9% 12.6% 12.9% 12.8%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 18,907 19,612 19,453 19,624 20,292 22,347 22,744 21,360 20,562 20,136 19,299 19,130 20,289
Employment 15,134 15,511 15,820 16,401 17,332 19,193 20,170 19,232 18,256 17,375 16,426 16,182 17,253
Unemployment 3,773 4,101 3,633 3,223 2,960 3,154 2,574 2,128 2,306 2,761 2,873 2,948 3,036
Unemployment Rate 20.0% 20.9% 18.7% 16.4% 14.6% 14.1% 11.3% 10.0% 11.2% 13.7% 14.9% 15.4% 15.0%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 18,400 18,780 18,838 19,411 19,976 21,137 22,670 21,697 20,224 19,195 18,985 18,739 19,837
Employment 15,740 15,911 16,115 16,968 17,672 18,750 20,512 19,656 18,032 16,513 15,871 15,480 17,268
Unemployment 2,660 2,869 2,723 2,443 2,304 2,387 2,158 2,041 2,192 2,682 3,114 3,259 2,569
Unemployment Rate 14.5% 15.3% 14.5% 12.6% 11.5% 11.3% 9.5% 9.4% 10.8% 14.0% 16.4% 17.4% 13.0%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 17,452 17,847 17,860 18,603 19,349 20,374 21,557 21,010 18,520 18,339 17,888 17,837 18,886
Employment 14,781 15,131 15,353 16,173 17,178 18,371 19,854 19,263 16,566 16,180 15,679 15,594 16,677
Unemployment 2,671 2,716 2,507 2,430 2,171 2,003 1,703 1,747 1,954 2,159 2,209 2,243 2,209
Unemployment Rate 15.3% 15.2% 14.0% 13.1% 11.2% 9.8% 7.9% 8.3% 10.6% 11.8% 12.3% 12.6% 11.7%

A change in the way the labor force statistics are calculated for boroughs and census areas makes data prior to 2000 not comparable with later data.

Definitions:

  • Labor Force: Includes all of the civilian noninstitutional population classified as employed or unemployed. (See the definitions below.)
  • Employed: During the reference week (the week including the 12th day of the month), includes those who (a) worked as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of their family; or (b) were not working but who had jobs from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, child care problems, family leave, labor-management dispute job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person was counted only once, even if that person held more than one job.
  • Unemployed: Includes all who were not employed during the reference week but were available for work except for temporary illness, and had tried to find employment some time during the four-week period ending with the reference week. Those who were not looking for work but were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off also qualified as unemployed.
  • Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.