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Ketchikan Gateway Borough Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

Return to not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate by year for Ketchikan Gateway Borough

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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.

                         
2021
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,335 6,252 6,338
Employment 5,811 5,713 5,781
Unemployment 524 539 557
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.6% 8.8%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,306 6,339 6,423 6,407 6,634 6,821 6,896 6,427 6,288 6,628 6,551 6,524 6,520
Employment 5,883 5,923 5,927 5,403 5,642 5,909 6,032 5,930 5,794 6,176 6,060 6,042 5,893
Unemployment 423 416 496 1,004 992 912 864 497 494 452 491 482 627
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.6% 7.7% 15.7% 15.0% 13.4% 12.5% 7.7% 7.9% 6.8% 7.5% 7.4% 9.6%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,425 6,398 6,472 6,573 7,242 7,727 7,983 7,754 7,668 6,992 6,558 6,479 7,022
Employment 5,939 5,933 6,025 6,193 6,876 7,340 7,634 7,436 7,354 6,642 6,170 6,107 6,637
Unemployment 486 465 447 380 366 387 349 318 314 350 388 372 385
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.3% 6.9% 5.8% 5.1% 5.0% 4.4% 4.1% 4.1% 5.0% 5.9% 5.7% 5.5%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,469 6,451 6,519 6,628 7,333 7,721 8,005 7,874 7,566 6,841 6,547 6,550 7,042
Employment 5,985 5,995 6,075 6,235 6,985 7,356 7,695 7,560 7,237 6,483 6,138 6,137 6,657
Unemployment 484 456 444 393 348 365 310 314 329 358 409 413 385
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.1% 6.8% 5.9% 4.7% 4.7% 3.9% 4.0% 4.3% 5.2% 6.2% 6.3% 5.5%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,586 6,557 6,571 6,743 7,406 7,779 8,079 7,999 7,607 6,833 6,612 6,500 7,106
Employment 6,093 6,055 6,103 6,339 7,010 7,377 7,726 7,658 7,266 6,466 6,198 6,086 6,698
Unemployment 493 502 468 404 396 402 353 341 341 367 414 414 408
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.7% 7.1% 6.0% 5.3% 5.2% 4.4% 4.3% 4.5% 5.4% 6.3% 6.4% 5.7%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,456 6,382 6,436 6,728 7,381 7,744 7,818 7,953 7,521 6,718 6,512 6,581 7,019
Employment 5,925 5,829 5,902 6,268 6,956 7,331 7,455 7,611 7,145 6,319 6,086 6,144 6,581
Unemployment 531 553 534 460 425 413 363 342 376 399 426 437 438
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.7% 8.3% 6.8% 5.8% 5.3% 4.6% 4.3% 5.0% 5.9% 6.5% 6.6% 6.2%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,326 6,317 6,398 6,584 7,221 7,549 7,981 7,801 7,460 6,622 6,569 6,503 6,944
Employment 5,781 5,751 5,862 6,112 6,791 7,096 7,589 7,439 7,090 6,172 6,083 6,018 6,482
Unemployment 545 566 536 472 430 453 392 362 370 450 486 485 462
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 9.0% 8.4% 7.2% 6.0% 6.0% 4.9% 4.6% 5.0% 6.8% 7.4% 7.5% 6.7%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,598 6,529 6,567 6,668 7,303 7,695 8,095 7,965 7,582 6,811 6,567 6,612 7,083
Employment 5,960 5,834 5,907 6,111 6,779 7,162 7,614 7,496 7,105 6,316 6,039 6,098 6,535
Unemployment 638 695 660 557 524 533 481 469 477 495 528 514 548
Unemployment Rate 9.7% 10.6% 10.1% 8.4% 7.2% 6.9% 5.9% 5.9% 6.3% 7.3% 8.0% 7.8% 7.7%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,573 6,523 6,480 6,630 7,296 7,759 8,269 8,159 7,647 6,828 6,675 6,754 7,132
Employment 5,881 5,831 5,844 6,052 6,766 7,202 7,779 7,716 7,201 6,293 6,118 6,185 6,572
Unemployment 692 692 636 578 530 557 490 443 446 535 557 569 560
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 10.6% 9.8% 8.7% 7.3% 7.2% 5.9% 5.4% 5.8% 7.8% 8.3% 8.4% 7.9%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,486 6,493 6,480 6,737 7,314 7,791 8,337 8,207 7,565 6,948 6,753 6,690 7,151
Employment 5,776 5,767 5,810 6,151 6,745 7,205 7,807 7,718 7,068 6,418 6,188 6,073 6,561
Unemployment 710 726 670 586 569 586 530 489 497 530 565 617 590
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.2% 10.3% 8.7% 7.8% 7.5% 6.4% 6.0% 6.6% 7.6% 8.4% 9.2% 8.3%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,558 6,507 6,628 6,692 7,441 7,791 8,028 8,194 7,837 6,873 6,726 6,582 7,155
Employment 5,780 5,762 5,909 6,063 6,829 7,157 7,470 7,669 7,318 6,308 6,100 5,907 6,523
Unemployment 778 745 719 629 612 634 558 525 519 565 626 675 632
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 11.4% 10.8% 9.4% 8.2% 8.1% 7.0% 6.4% 6.6% 8.2% 9.3% 10.3% 8.8%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,549 6,523 6,598 6,834 7,311 7,628 8,129 8,067 7,526 6,895 6,701 6,694 7,122
Employment 5,763 5,740 5,826 6,148 6,705 7,028 7,588 7,553 7,009 6,311 6,051 5,996 6,477
Unemployment 786 783 772 686 606 600 541 514 517 584 650 698 645
Unemployment Rate 12.0% 12.0% 11.7% 10.0% 8.3% 7.9% 6.7% 6.4% 6.9% 8.5% 9.7% 10.4% 9.1%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,384 7,426 7,508 7,946 8,627 9,155 9,911 9,862 8,892 7,971 7,651 7,554 8,324
Employment 6,697 6,683 6,786 7,323 8,052 8,585 9,401 9,378 8,387 7,385 7,023 6,860 7,713
Unemployment 687 743 722 623 575 570 510 484 505 586 628 694 611
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 10.0% 9.6% 7.8% 6.7% 6.2% 5.1% 4.9% 5.7% 7.4% 8.2% 9.2% 7.3%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,453 7,498 7,663 7,871 8,530 9,056 9,756 9,532 8,840 7,948 7,589 7,627 8,281
Employment 6,904 6,914 7,126 7,386 8,092 8,607 9,354 9,144 8,454 7,500 7,101 7,097 7,807
Unemployment 549 584 537 485 438 449 402 388 386 448 488 530 474
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.8% 7.0% 6.2% 5.1% 5.0% 4.1% 4.1% 4.4% 5.6% 6.4% 6.9% 5.7%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,461 7,405 7,526 7,751 8,380 8,766 9,542 9,448 8,866 7,976 7,697 7,683 8,208
Employment 6,875 6,822 6,978 7,248 7,946 8,340 9,166 9,097 8,500 7,564 7,245 7,210 7,749
Unemployment 586 583 548 503 434 426 376 351 366 412 452 473 459
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.9% 7.3% 6.5% 5.2% 4.9% 3.9% 3.7% 4.1% 5.2% 5.9% 6.2% 5.6%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,392 7,347 7,441 7,653 8,227 8,582 9,379 9,154 8,756 7,801 7,654 7,544 8,078
Employment 6,769 6,720 6,861 7,127 7,782 8,124 8,963 8,748 8,350 7,348 7,162 7,027 7,582
Unemployment 623 627 580 526 445 458 416 406 406 453 492 517 496
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.5% 7.8% 6.9% 5.4% 5.3% 4.4% 4.4% 4.6% 5.8% 6.4% 6.9% 6.1%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,152 7,175 7,265 7,538 8,061 8,685 9,189 9,169 8,570 7,729 7,460 7,479 7,956
Employment 6,459 6,471 6,639 6,977 7,568 8,190 8,760 8,768 8,146 7,204 6,910 6,908 7,417
Unemployment 693 704 626 561 493 495 429 401 424 525 550 571 539
Unemployment Rate 9.7% 9.8% 8.6% 7.4% 6.1% 5.7% 4.7% 4.4% 4.9% 6.8% 7.4% 7.6% 6.8%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,188 7,113 7,215 7,471 8,004 8,445 9,219 9,228 8,499 7,681 7,372 7,281 7,893
Employment 6,434 6,373 6,508 6,854 7,457 7,877 8,752 8,785 8,045 7,132 6,769 6,650 7,303
Unemployment 754 740 707 617 547 568 467 443 454 549 603 631 590
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 10.4% 9.8% 8.3% 6.8% 6.7% 5.1% 4.8% 5.3% 7.1% 8.2% 8.7% 7.5%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,208 7,127 7,031 7,461 7,941 8,207 9,448 8,839 8,216 7,635 7,324 7,237 7,807
Employment 6,431 6,372 6,317 6,769 7,343 7,568 8,912 8,353 7,735 7,067 6,708 6,629 7,184
Unemployment 777 755 714 692 598 639 536 486 481 568 616 608 623
Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.6% 10.2% 9.3% 7.5% 7.8% 5.7% 5.5% 5.9% 7.4% 8.4% 8.4% 8.0%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,103 7,054 7,037 7,312 7,790 8,378 9,338 8,976 8,292 7,638 7,369 7,105 7,783
Employment 6,343 6,251 6,234 6,586 7,186 7,764 8,798 8,443 7,763 7,076 6,733 6,456 7,136
Unemployment 760 803 803 726 604 614 540 533 529 562 636 649 647
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11.4% 11.4% 9.9% 7.8% 7.3% 5.8% 5.9% 6.4% 7.4% 8.6% 9.1% 8.3%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,481 7,519 7,679 7,821 8,271 8,657 9,826 9,307 8,477 7,879 7,550 7,220 8,141
Employment 6,837 6,915 7,069 7,282 7,786 8,166 9,408 8,882 8,046 7,338 6,932 6,546 7,601
Unemployment 644 604 610 539 485 491 418 425 431 541 618 674 540
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 8.0% 7.9% 6.9% 5.9% 5.7% 4.3% 4.6% 5.1% 6.9% 8.2% 9.3% 6.6%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,534 7,604 7,684 7,850 8,418 8,954 9,935 9,540 8,634 7,954 7,802 7,675 8,299
Employment 6,867 6,921 7,055 7,296 7,925 8,460 9,536 9,135 8,227 7,503 7,293 7,162 7,782
Unemployment 667 683 629 554 493 494 399 405 407 451 509 513 517
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.0% 8.2% 7.1% 5.9% 5.5% 4.0% 4.2% 4.7% 5.7% 6.5% 6.7% 6.2%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,191 7,309 7,327 7,411 7,696 7,870 8,238 8,071 7,977 7,495 7,388 7,305 7,607
Employment 6,435 6,509 6,578 6,797 7,207 7,396 7,808 7,718 7,570 7,049 6,887 6,800 7,063
Unemployment 756 800 749 614 489 474 430 353 407 446 501 505 544
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 10.9% 10.2% 8.3% 6.4% 6.0% 5.2% 4.4% 5.1% 6.0% 6.8% 6.9% 7.2%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,263 7,257 7,364 7,365 7,668 7,787 8,042 8,074 7,757 7,518 7,403 7,268 7,564
Employment 6,483 6,473 6,663 6,792 7,122 7,234 7,575 7,673 7,342 6,955 6,854 6,676 6,987
Unemployment 780 784 701 573 546 553 467 401 415 563 549 592 577
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.8% 9.5% 7.8% 7.1% 7.1% 5.8% 5.0% 5.4% 7.5% 7.4% 8.1% 7.6%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,238 7,268 7,326 7,389 7,750 7,880 8,185 8,168 7,936 7,389 7,229 7,209 7,581
Employment 6,411 6,468 6,634 6,751 7,122 7,218 7,578 7,635 7,376 6,845 6,727 6,608 6,948
Unemployment 827 800 692 638 628 662 607 533 560 544 502 601 633
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 11.0% 9.4% 8.6% 8.1% 8.4% 7.4% 6.5% 7.1% 7.4% 6.9% 8.3% 8.3%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,561 7,570 7,617 7,798 7,973 8,034 8,550 8,386 8,127 7,825 7,664 7,606 7,893
Employment 6,638 6,684 6,806 7,117 7,385 7,507 7,970 7,995 7,670 7,244 6,966 6,910 7,241
Unemployment 923 886 811 681 588 527 580 391 457 581 698 696 652
Unemployment Rate 12.2% 11.7% 10.6% 8.7% 7.4% 6.6% 6.8% 4.7% 5.6% 7.4% 9.1% 9.2% 8.3%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,348 7,333 7,368 7,659 7,824 7,849 8,247 8,254 8,062 7,731 7,599 7,553 7,736
Employment 6,510 6,500 6,644 7,059 7,347 7,378 7,831 7,882 7,602 7,162 7,001 6,849 7,147
Unemployment 838 833 724 600 477 471 416 372 460 569 598 704 589
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 11.4% 9.8% 7.8% 6.1% 6.0% 5.0% 4.5% 5.7% 7.4% 7.9% 9.3% 7.6%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,300 7,297 7,365 7,458 7,860 8,022 8,169 8,202 7,868 7,562 7,417 7,423 7,662
Employment 6,436 6,426 6,517 6,805 7,245 7,434 7,643 7,771 7,470 7,071 6,900 6,719 7,036
Unemployment 864 871 848 653 615 588 526 431 398 491 517 704 626
Unemployment Rate 11.8% 11.9% 11.5% 8.8% 7.8% 7.3% 6.4% 5.3% 5.1% 6.5% 7.0% 9.5% 8.2%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,398 7,406 7,472 7,482 7,993 7,864 8,067 8,019 7,837 7,597 7,364 7,262 7,647
Employment 6,354 6,402 6,637 6,803 7,040 7,269 7,607 7,623 7,490 7,114 6,771 6,615 6,977
Unemployment 1,044 1,004 835 679 953 595 460 396 347 483 593 647 670
Unemployment Rate 14.1% 13.6% 11.2% 9.1% 11.9% 7.6% 5.7% 4.9% 4.4% 6.4% 8.1% 8.9% 8.8%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,361 7,313 7,313 7,359 7,658 7,779 8,057 8,065 7,911 7,669 7,607 7,496 7,633
Employment 6,231 6,229 6,419 6,664 6,988 7,131 7,555 7,652 7,474 7,092 6,924 6,819 6,932
Unemployment 1,130 1,084 894 695 670 648 502 413 437 577 683 677 701
Unemployment Rate 15.4% 14.8% 12.2% 9.4% 8.7% 8.3% 6.2% 5.1% 5.5% 7.5% 9.0% 9.0% 9.2%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,227 7,215 7,202 7,376 7,550 7,671 7,954 7,885 7,737 7,284 7,251 7,317 7,472
Employment 6,224 6,259 6,402 6,663 6,909 6,992 7,362 7,451 7,299 6,778 6,588 6,486 6,784
Unemployment 1,003 956 800 713 641 679 592 434 438 506 663 831 688
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 13.3% 11.1% 9.7% 8.5% 8.9% 7.4% 5.5% 5.7% 6.9% 9.1% 11.4% 9.2%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,202 7,310 7,254 7,362 7,497 7,599 7,899 7,914 7,760 7,390 7,368 7,315 7,489
Employment 6,407 6,384 6,557 6,770 6,973 7,153 7,490 7,548 7,345 6,853 6,721 6,525 6,894
Unemployment 795 926 697 592 524 446 409 366 415 537 647 790 595
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 12.7% 9.6% 8.0% 7.0% 5.9% 5.2% 4.6% 5.3% 7.3% 8.8% 10.8% 7.9%

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.