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Matanuska-Susitna Borough Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

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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 48,188 47,937 47,454
Employment 44,692 44,366 43,786
Unemployment 3,496 3,571 3,668
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.4% 7.7%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 48,805 48,500 48,486 47,390 47,534 47,778 47,859 45,574 45,650 48,662 48,971 48,964 47,848
Employment 45,844 45,638 44,974 40,805 41,708 42,133 42,685 42,641 42,547 45,766 45,829 45,727 43,858
Unemployment 2,961 2,862 3,512 6,585 5,826 5,645 5,174 2,933 3,103 2,896 3,142 3,237 3,990
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 5.9% 7.2% 13.9% 12.3% 11.8% 10.8% 6.4% 6.8% 6.0% 6.4% 6.6% 8.3%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 48,848 48,746 48,747 48,066 48,293 48,579 47,971 47,114 47,583 48,265 48,994 49,124 48,361
Employment 45,185 45,311 45,318 45,155 45,431 45,387 45,097 44,592 45,146 45,848 46,311 46,400 45,432
Unemployment 3,663 3,435 3,429 2,911 2,862 3,192 2,874 2,522 2,437 2,417 2,683 2,724 2,929
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.0% 7.0% 6.1% 5.9% 6.6% 6.0% 5.4% 5.1% 5.0% 5.5% 5.5% 6.1%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 48,949 48,815 48,607 48,142 48,402 48,241 47,798 46,810 47,267 48,029 48,464 48,507 48,169
Employment 44,957 44,754 44,765 44,642 45,211 44,801 44,773 44,005 44,553 45,221 45,480 45,307 44,872
Unemployment 3,992 4,061 3,842 3,500 3,191 3,440 3,025 2,805 2,714 2,808 2,984 3,200 3,297
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.3% 7.9% 7.3% 6.6% 7.1% 6.3% 6.0% 5.7% 5.8% 6.2% 6.6% 6.8%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 49,173 49,085 48,656 48,343 48,288 48,609 48,278 47,318 47,468 47,861 48,557 48,512 48,345
Employment 44,798 44,681 44,436 44,525 44,683 44,809 44,766 43,979 44,204 44,632 45,014 44,772 44,608
Unemployment 4,375 4,404 4,220 3,818 3,605 3,800 3,512 3,339 3,264 3,229 3,543 3,740 3,737
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.0% 8.7% 7.9% 7.5% 7.8% 7.3% 7.1% 6.9% 6.7% 7.3% 7.7% 7.7%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,661 47,645 47,600 47,280 47,196 47,497 47,183 46,446 46,744 47,054 47,835 48,095 47,353
Employment 43,691 43,500 43,484 43,438 43,663 43,664 43,640 43,128 43,288 43,550 44,128 44,181 43,613
Unemployment 3,970 4,145 4,116 3,842 3,533 3,833 3,543 3,318 3,456 3,504 3,707 3,914 3,740
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.7% 8.6% 8.1% 7.5% 8.1% 7.5% 7.1% 7.4% 7.4% 7.7% 8.1% 7.9%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,535 46,166 46,290 45,805 46,355 46,094 45,802 45,027 45,187 45,912 46,613 46,906 46,057
Employment 42,719 42,299 42,475 42,353 42,946 42,571 42,661 42,180 42,264 42,756 43,142 43,235 42,633
Unemployment 3,816 3,867 3,815 3,452 3,409 3,523 3,141 2,847 2,923 3,156 3,471 3,671 3,424
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.4% 8.2% 7.5% 7.4% 7.6% 6.9% 6.3% 6.5% 6.9% 7.4% 7.8% 7.4%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,109 44,946 45,156 44,283 44,868 44,927 44,594 43,731 44,115 44,818 45,219 45,156 44,744
Employment 41,082 40,771 41,000 40,694 41,386 41,288 41,120 40,538 41,024 41,749 41,906 41,829 41,199
Unemployment 4,027 4,175 4,156 3,589 3,482 3,639 3,474 3,193 3,091 3,069 3,313 3,327 3,545
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.3% 9.2% 8.1% 7.8% 8.1% 7.8% 7.3% 7.0% 6.8% 7.3% 7.4% 7.9%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,383 44,080 43,613 43,312 43,708 43,903 43,362 42,753 43,160 43,613 44,348 44,382 43,718
Employment 39,997 39,877 39,575 39,604 40,122 40,133 39,989 39,663 39,934 40,178 40,767 40,797 40,053
Unemployment 4,386 4,203 4,038 3,708 3,586 3,770 3,373 3,090 3,226 3,435 3,581 3,585 3,665
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 9.5% 9.3% 8.6% 8.2% 8.6% 7.8% 7.2% 7.5% 7.9% 8.1% 8.1% 8.4%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,867 43,803 43,785 43,198 43,404 43,709 43,312 42,796 43,000 43,804 44,120 44,522 43,610
Employment 39,475 39,326 39,398 39,283 39,628 39,714 39,643 39,492 39,706 40,472 40,507 40,665 39,776
Unemployment 4,392 4,477 4,387 3,915 3,776 3,995 3,669 3,304 3,294 3,332 3,613 3,857 3,834
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 10.2% 10.0% 9.1% 8.7% 9.1% 8.5% 7.7% 7.7% 7.6% 8.2% 8.7% 8.8%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,573 43,276 43,196 42,691 42,998 43,216 42,785 42,439 42,689 43,503 44,131 44,350 43,238
Employment 38,820 38,524 38,582 38,543 39,088 39,143 39,079 38,950 39,110 39,847 40,198 40,235 39,177
Unemployment 4,753 4,752 4,614 4,148 3,910 4,073 3,706 3,489 3,579 3,656 3,933 4,115 4,061
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.0% 10.7% 9.7% 9.1% 9.4% 8.7% 8.2% 8.4% 8.4% 8.9% 9.3% 9.4%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,705 42,430 42,479 42,308 41,935 42,168 42,245 41,576 41,576 42,325 42,878 43,253 42,324
Employment 37,935 37,487 37,517 37,913 37,954 38,165 38,594 38,078 38,048 38,686 38,756 38,997 38,178
Unemployment 4,770 4,943 4,962 4,395 3,981 4,003 3,651 3,498 3,528 3,639 4,122 4,256 4,146
Unemployment Rate 11.2% 11.6% 11.7% 10.4% 9.5% 9.5% 8.6% 8.4% 8.5% 8.6% 9.6% 9.8% 9.8%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,858 42,916 42,894 42,520 42,324 42,307 41,618 41,369 41,705 42,661 43,282 43,227 42,473
Employment 38,770 38,619 38,522 38,629 38,576 38,339 38,004 37,998 38,242 38,932 39,306 39,122 38,588
Unemployment 4,088 4,297 4,372 3,891 3,748 3,968 3,614 3,371 3,463 3,729 3,976 4,105 3,885
Unemployment Rate 9.5% 10.0% 10.2% 9.2% 8.9% 9.4% 8.7% 8.1% 8.3% 8.7% 9.2% 9.5% 9.1%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 41,497 41,529 41,670 41,386 41,000 41,167 40,650 40,426 40,709 41,888 42,362 42,800 41,424
Employment 38,189 38,049 38,164 38,344 38,112 38,177 37,884 37,850 38,112 39,098 39,195 39,410 38,382
Unemployment 3,308 3,480 3,506 3,042 2,888 2,990 2,766 2,576 2,597 2,790 3,167 3,390 3,042
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.4% 8.4% 7.4% 7.0% 7.3% 6.8% 6.4% 6.4% 6.7% 7.5% 7.9% 7.3%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,292 39,996 40,190 39,544 39,242 39,652 39,529 38,461 38,811 39,747 40,450 40,913 39,736
Employment 36,906 36,590 36,797 36,518 36,526 36,861 36,953 36,206 36,487 37,403 37,750 37,869 36,906
Unemployment 3,386 3,406 3,393 3,026 2,716 2,791 2,576 2,255 2,324 2,344 2,700 3,044 2,830
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.5% 8.4% 7.7% 6.9% 7.0% 6.5% 5.9% 6.0% 5.9% 6.7% 7.4% 7.1%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 39,093 39,275 39,229 38,669 38,722 38,783 38,481 38,031 38,194 39,071 39,697 40,028 38,939
Employment 35,603 35,611 35,658 35,558 35,958 36,134 35,763 35,600 35,793 36,688 36,888 37,027 36,023
Unemployment 3,490 3,664 3,571 3,111 2,764 2,649 2,718 2,431 2,401 2,383 2,809 3,001 2,916
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.3% 9.1% 8.0% 7.1% 6.8% 7.1% 6.4% 6.3% 6.1% 7.1% 7.5% 7.5%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,826 36,921 36,703 36,486 36,175 36,368 36,029 35,589 36,290 37,037 37,760 38,077 36,688
Employment 33,514 33,495 33,510 33,647 33,580 33,784 33,578 33,304 33,838 34,587 34,672 34,947 33,871
Unemployment 3,312 3,426 3,193 2,839 2,595 2,584 2,451 2,285 2,452 2,450 3,088 3,130 2,817
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.3% 8.7% 7.8% 7.2% 7.1% 6.8% 6.4% 6.8% 6.6% 8.2% 8.2% 7.7%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 34,983 34,821 34,786 34,246 33,932 34,287 33,878 33,473 33,810 34,801 35,600 35,848 34,539
Employment 31,422 31,249 31,282 31,210 31,282 31,450 31,392 31,174 31,492 32,369 32,734 32,863 31,660
Unemployment 3,561 3,572 3,504 3,036 2,650 2,837 2,486 2,299 2,318 2,432 2,866 2,985 2,879
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.3% 10.1% 8.9% 7.8% 8.3% 7.3% 6.9% 6.9% 7.0% 8.1% 8.3% 8.3%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 33,686 33,466 32,976 32,746 32,485 33,015 32,080 31,671 32,147 32,911 33,606 33,976 32,897
Employment 30,290 29,950 29,735 29,808 29,881 30,111 29,546 29,395 29,793 30,485 30,704 30,924 30,052
Unemployment 3,396 3,516 3,241 2,938 2,604 2,904 2,534 2,276 2,354 2,426 2,902 3,052 2,845
Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.5% 9.8% 9.0% 8.0% 8.8% 7.9% 7.2% 7.3% 7.4% 8.6% 9.0% 8.6%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,450 31,472 31,402 31,041 30,924 31,733 30,831 30,576 30,939 31,606 32,171 32,322 31,373
Employment 28,660 28,655 28,535 28,328 28,580 29,190 28,552 28,418 28,763 29,303 29,417 29,373 28,815
Unemployment 2,790 2,817 2,867 2,713 2,344 2,543 2,279 2,158 2,176 2,303 2,754 2,949 2,558
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.0% 9.1% 8.7% 7.6% 8.0% 7.4% 7.1% 7.0% 7.3% 8.6% 9.1% 8.2%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 30,442 29,990 30,025 29,803 29,638 30,076 29,319 28,973 29,141 29,915 30,574 30,767 29,888
Employment 27,909 27,500 27,612 27,673 27,741 28,013 27,513 27,251 27,466 28,089 28,296 28,348 27,784
Unemployment 2,533 2,490 2,413 2,130 1,897 2,063 1,806 1,722 1,675 1,826 2,278 2,419 2,104
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.3% 8.0% 7.1% 6.4% 6.9% 6.2% 5.9% 5.7% 6.1% 7.5% 7.9% 7.0%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 29,387 29,234 29,308 28,995 28,838 28,930 28,375 28,015 28,038 28,784 29,238 29,606 28,896
Employment 27,007 26,795 26,872 26,729 26,755 26,840 26,521 26,247 26,299 26,953 27,081 27,419 26,793
Unemployment 2,380 2,439 2,436 2,266 2,083 2,090 1,854 1,768 1,739 1,831 2,157 2,187 2,103
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.3% 8.3% 7.8% 7.2% 7.2% 6.5% 6.3% 6.2% 6.4% 7.4% 7.4% 7.3%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 28,950 28,678 28,672 28,825 29,679 30,610 30,176 30,868 30,221 30,163 30,074 30,061 29,748
Employment 26,252 25,633 25,860 26,222 27,157 28,019 27,828 28,775 28,171 28,085 27,840 27,786 27,302
Unemployment 2,698 3,045 2,812 2,603 2,522 2,591 2,348 2,093 2,050 2,078 2,234 2,275 2,446
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 10.6% 9.8% 9.0% 8.5% 8.5% 7.8% 6.8% 6.8% 6.9% 7.4% 7.6% 8.2%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 27,904 27,543 28,070 27,954 29,114 29,961 29,255 29,730 29,269 29,389 29,255 29,160 28,884
Employment 25,396 24,929 25,509 25,829 27,130 27,596 27,249 27,972 27,395 27,387 27,127 26,912 26,703
Unemployment 2,508 2,614 2,561 2,125 1,984 2,365 2,006 1,758 1,874 2,002 2,128 2,248 2,181
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.5% 9.1% 7.6% 6.8% 7.9% 6.9% 5.9% 6.4% 6.8% 7.3% 7.7% 7.6%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 27,357 27,039 27,294 27,275 28,281 28,376 28,866 28,850 28,302 28,499 28,474 28,185 28,067
Employment 24,257 23,901 24,004 24,421 25,709 25,625 26,369 26,658 26,081 26,434 26,236 25,975 25,473
Unemployment 3,100 3,138 3,290 2,854 2,572 2,751 2,497 2,192 2,221 2,065 2,238 2,210 2,594
Unemployment Rate 11.3% 11.6% 12.1% 10.5% 9.1% 9.7% 8.7% 7.6% 7.8% 7.2% 7.9% 7.8% 9.2%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 25,538 25,324 25,894 25,527 26,234 27,857 27,450 27,646 27,195 27,158 27,027 27,293 26,679
Employment 22,315 22,184 22,775 22,560 23,539 25,133 24,791 25,288 24,809 24,817 24,317 24,669 23,933
Unemployment 3,223 3,140 3,119 2,967 2,695 2,724 2,659 2,358 2,386 2,341 2,710 2,624 2,746
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.4% 12.0% 11.6% 10.3% 9.8% 9.7% 8.5% 8.8% 8.6% 10.0% 9.6% 10.3%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 24,923 24,440 24,729 25,027 25,520 26,023 25,555 25,947 25,548 25,886 25,963 25,712 25,439
Employment 22,065 21,569 21,855 22,361 23,084 23,348 23,055 23,687 23,259 23,569 23,310 23,063 22,852
Unemployment 2,858 2,871 2,874 2,666 2,436 2,675 2,500 2,260 2,289 2,317 2,653 2,649 2,587
Unemployment Rate 11.5% 11.7% 11.6% 10.7% 9.5% 10.3% 9.8% 8.7% 9.0% 9.0% 10.2% 10.3% 10.2%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 23,958 24,134 24,496 24,622 25,193 25,209 24,239 24,931 24,946 25,316 25,357 25,561 24,830
Employment 21,057 21,149 21,637 21,841 22,620 22,418 21,800 22,571 22,666 22,951 22,924 23,125 22,230
Unemployment 2,901 2,985 2,859 2,781 2,573 2,791 2,439 2,360 2,280 2,365 2,433 2,436 2,600
Unemployment Rate 12.1% 12.4% 11.7% 11.3% 10.2% 11.1% 10.1% 9.5% 9.1% 9.3% 9.6% 9.5% 10.5%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 21,927 21,784 21,814 21,719 22,390 22,820 22,291 22,726 22,143 22,942 23,296 22,977 22,403
Employment 19,245 19,073 19,129 19,232 20,005 20,140 19,919 20,523 20,004 20,632 20,860 20,548 19,943
Unemployment 2,682 2,711 2,685 2,487 2,385 2,680 2,372 2,203 2,139 2,310 2,436 2,429 2,460
Unemployment Rate 12.2% 12.4% 12.3% 11.5% 10.7% 11.7% 10.6% 9.7% 9.7% 10.1% 10.5% 10.6% 11.0%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 21,014 20,782 20,944 20,852 21,156 21,899 20,944 21,175 21,262 20,592 21,174 20,981 21,064
Employment 17,984 17,652 17,831 17,994 18,398 18,832 18,304 18,682 18,804 18,180 18,666 18,552 18,323
Unemployment 3,030 3,130 3,113 2,858 2,758 3,067 2,640 2,493 2,458 2,412 2,508 2,429 2,741
Unemployment Rate 14.4% 15.1% 14.9% 13.7% 13.0% 14.0% 12.6% 11.8% 11.6% 11.7% 11.8% 11.6% 13.0%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 19,517 19,577 19,639 19,521 19,823 20,290 19,905 20,040 19,711 20,364 20,638 20,500 19,961
Employment 17,127 17,007 17,138 17,155 17,450 17,861 17,720 17,952 17,574 18,083 18,086 17,754 17,576
Unemployment 2,390 2,570 2,501 2,366 2,373 2,429 2,185 2,088 2,137 2,281 2,552 2,746 2,385
Unemployment Rate 12.2% 13.1% 12.7% 12.1% 12.0% 12.0% 11.0% 10.4% 10.8% 11.2% 12.4% 13.4% 11.9%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 17,637 17,665 17,665 17,540 17,750 18,326 17,429 17,447 17,988 18,639 19,047 18,892 18,002
Employment 15,067 15,190 15,374 15,205 15,520 16,093 15,410 15,403 16,037 16,626 16,930 16,779 15,803
Unemployment 2,570 2,475 2,291 2,335 2,230 2,233 2,019 2,044 1,951 2,013 2,117 2,113 2,199
Unemployment Rate 14.6% 14.0% 13.0% 13.3% 12.6% 12.2% 11.6% 11.7% 10.8% 10.8% 11.1% 11.2% 12.2%

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.