Alaska Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1976 to 2017

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2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 356,084 360,469 362,198
Employment 330,459 333,699 336,029
Unemployment 25,625 26,770 26,169
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.4% 7.2%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 356,376 357,339 357,230 356,340 361,669 367,755 371,272 366,325 360,761 357,474 356,778 355,793 360,426
Employment 330,476 330,577 331,489 332,108 337,840 342,833 348,732 345,024 338,869 335,242 333,772 332,482 336,620
Unemployment 25,900 26,762 25,741 24,232 23,829 24,922 22,540 21,301 21,892 22,232 23,006 23,311 23,806
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.5% 7.2% 6.8% 6.6% 6.8% 6.1% 5.8% 6.1% 6.2% 6.4% 6.6% 6.6%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 359,313 359,707 359,477 358,214 364,021 370,528 373,613 368,155 362,931 360,163 358,575 357,258 362,663
Employment 333,515 333,321 334,051 334,692 341,011 346,334 351,895 347,786 341,883 338,162 335,310 333,736 339,308
Unemployment 25,798 26,386 25,426 23,522 23,010 24,194 21,718 20,369 21,048 22,001 23,265 23,522 23,355
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.3% 7.1% 6.6% 6.3% 6.5% 5.8% 5.5% 5.8% 6.1% 6.5% 6.6% 6.4%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 361,773 362,472 362,487 361,843 367,539 374,169 377,289 372,094 366,177 363,219 361,474 360,141 365,890
Employment 333,613 333,571 334,854 335,962 342,627 347,660 353,349 349,450 343,414 340,642 338,061 336,445 340,804
Unemployment 28,160 28,901 27,633 25,881 24,912 26,509 23,940 22,644 22,763 22,577 23,413 23,696 25,086
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 8.0% 7.6% 7.2% 6.8% 7.1% 6.3% 6.1% 6.2% 6.2% 6.5% 6.6% 6.9%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 360,465 361,085 360,629 359,920 365,575 372,644 375,675 371,661 366,618 363,640 362,957 361,716 365,216
Employment 332,009 332,694 333,740 334,440 340,672 346,302 352,328 349,449 343,952 339,726 337,912 336,256 339,957
Unemployment 28,456 28,391 26,889 25,480 24,903 26,342 23,347 22,212 22,666 23,914 25,045 25,460 25,259
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.9% 7.5% 7.1% 6.8% 7.1% 6.2% 6.0% 6.2% 6.6% 6.9% 7.0% 6.9%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 361,637 362,538 362,603 360,989 366,269 373,053 375,672 370,767 365,714 364,454 362,537 361,853 365,674
Employment 331,769 332,463 333,703 333,960 340,352 346,034 351,492 348,091 342,900 340,968 337,807 335,759 339,608
Unemployment 29,868 30,075 28,900 27,029 25,917 27,019 24,180 22,676 22,814 23,486 24,730 26,094 26,066
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.3% 8.0% 7.5% 7.1% 7.2% 6.4% 6.1% 6.2% 6.4% 6.8% 7.2% 7.1%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 360,755 361,511 361,503 360,268 365,295 372,776 376,479 372,217 367,706 364,639 364,224 363,580 365,913
Employment 329,278 329,668 331,035 331,879 338,092 344,507 350,908 347,831 343,090 339,254 337,109 335,281 338,161
Unemployment 31,477 31,843 30,468 28,389 27,203 28,269 25,571 24,386 24,616 25,385 27,115 28,299 27,752
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 8.8% 8.4% 7.9% 7.4% 7.6% 6.8% 6.6% 6.7% 7.0% 7.4% 7.8% 7.6%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 356,118 357,061 357,402 356,659 361,477 368,539 372,360 367,761 363,039 360,922 360,864 360,758 361,913
Employment 324,513 324,429 325,535 327,165 333,227 339,709 346,189 342,908 337,676 334,693 332,972 331,980 333,416
Unemployment 31,605 32,632 31,867 29,494 28,250 28,830 26,171 24,853 25,363 26,229 27,892 28,778 28,497
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.1% 8.9% 8.3% 7.8% 7.8% 7.0% 6.8% 7.0% 7.3% 7.7% 8.0% 7.9%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 353,287 354,740 355,085 355,025 360,406 367,342 370,991 366,043 360,500 358,511 357,869 355,967 359,647
Employment 325,006 325,120 325,752 326,884 332,592 338,301 344,644 340,869 334,458 331,145 329,248 327,488 331,792
Unemployment 28,281 29,620 29,333 28,141 27,814 29,041 26,347 25,174 26,042 27,366 28,621 28,479 27,854
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.3% 8.3% 7.9% 7.7% 7.9% 7.1% 6.9% 7.2% 7.6% 8.0% 8.0% 7.7%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 349,267 350,568 351,093 350,951 357,618 364,161 367,756 362,908 357,059 354,710 353,954 353,273 356,109
Employment 323,512 323,934 325,322 326,620 333,900 339,615 345,674 341,996 335,832 332,386 329,999 328,635 332,285
Unemployment 25,755 26,634 25,771 24,331 23,718 24,546 22,082 20,912 21,227 22,324 23,955 24,638 23,824
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.6% 7.3% 6.9% 6.6% 6.7% 6.0% 5.8% 5.9% 6.3% 6.8% 7.0% 6.7%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 345,579 346,089 346,333 345,090 350,961 357,854 361,263 356,641 351,903 349,686 349,338 348,689 350,785
Employment 320,450 320,855 321,884 322,546 329,103 335,095 340,854 337,559 332,078 329,290 327,362 325,873 328,579
Unemployment 25,129 25,234 24,449 22,544 21,858 22,759 20,409 19,082 19,825 20,396 21,976 22,816 22,206
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.3% 7.1% 6.5% 6.2% 6.4% 5.6% 5.4% 5.6% 5.8% 6.3% 6.5% 6.3%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 343,252 344,476 345,082 344,649 350,726 358,237 360,904 356,207 350,692 347,925 347,374 346,777 349,691
Employment 316,098 317,107 319,103 320,513 327,532 334,881 339,922 336,477 330,615 327,086 325,226 323,949 326,542
Unemployment 27,154 27,369 25,979 24,136 23,194 23,356 20,982 19,730 20,077 20,839 22,148 22,828 23,149
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.9% 7.5% 7.0% 6.6% 6.5% 5.8% 5.5% 5.7% 6.0% 6.4% 6.6% 6.6%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 337,749 339,033 339,022 338,593 344,709 351,139 355,603 351,123 346,062 344,495 344,073 343,111 344,559
Employment 310,375 311,204 312,889 314,727 321,585 327,247 334,203 331,088 325,126 322,314 320,198 318,779 320,811
Unemployment 27,374 27,829 26,133 23,866 23,124 23,892 21,400 20,035 20,936 22,181 23,875 24,332 23,748
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.2% 7.7% 7.0% 6.7% 6.8% 6.0% 5.7% 6.0% 6.4% 6.9% 7.1% 6.9%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 330,189 330,635 330,776 329,940 335,229 343,296 347,031 342,748 338,673 337,655 337,342 337,401 336,742
Employment 301,172 301,187 302,711 304,144 310,524 317,153 324,397 321,354 316,675 314,684 312,972 312,738 311,642
Unemployment 29,017 29,448 28,065 25,796 24,705 26,143 22,634 21,394 21,998 22,971 24,370 24,663 25,100
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.9% 8.5% 7.8% 7.4% 7.6% 6.5% 6.2% 6.5% 6.8% 7.2% 7.3% 7.5%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 326,427 327,946 327,789 326,570 332,140 338,683 341,583 336,842 331,794 330,232 330,164 329,858 331,669
Employment 297,921 298,536 299,400 299,801 306,425 311,940 317,359 314,185 308,852 306,291 304,377 303,587 305,722
Unemployment 28,506 29,410 28,389 26,769 25,715 26,743 24,224 22,657 22,942 23,941 25,787 26,271 25,946
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 9.0% 8.7% 8.2% 7.7% 7.9% 7.1% 6.7% 6.9% 7.2% 7.8% 8.0% 7.8%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 319,161 321,362 321,859 320,781 325,745 332,826 336,508 332,404 328,111 326,432 325,704 325,912 326,400
Employment 294,149 295,535 296,146 296,399 302,433 308,115 314,215 311,315 306,329 303,921 301,592 300,809 302,579
Unemployment 25,012 25,827 25,713 24,382 23,312 24,711 22,293 21,089 21,782 22,511 24,112 25,103 23,820
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 8.0% 8.0% 7.6% 7.2% 7.4% 6.6% 6.3% 6.6% 6.9% 7.4% 7.7% 7.3%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 315,521 316,271 316,498 316,099 322,092 328,540 332,627 327,623 322,627 320,224 319,660 318,934 321,393
Employment 291,956 292,869 294,017 295,069 301,386 307,141 313,920 310,254 304,755 301,462 298,729 297,214 300,731
Unemployment 23,565 23,402 22,481 21,030 20,706 21,399 18,707 17,369 17,872 18,762 20,931 21,720 20,662
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.4% 7.1% 6.7% 6.4% 6.5% 5.6% 5.3% 5.5% 5.9% 6.5% 6.8% 6.4%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 315,208 315,722 315,725 315,055 320,673 327,361 330,185 325,040 319,338 317,055 316,452 316,319 319,511
Employment 291,836 292,014 293,121 293,963 300,227 306,267 311,973 308,023 301,542 298,635 296,419 295,728 299,145
Unemployment 23,372 23,708 22,604 21,092 20,446 21,094 18,212 17,017 17,796 18,420 20,033 20,591 20,365
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.5% 7.2% 6.7% 6.4% 6.4% 5.5% 5.2% 5.6% 5.8% 6.3% 6.5% 6.4%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 313,367 314,482 314,164 312,704 318,736 324,743 327,809 323,278 318,332 316,181 316,220 315,292 317,942
Employment 289,757 289,374 290,570 291,128 297,553 303,431 309,141 306,342 301,231 298,212 296,467 295,038 297,353
Unemployment 23,610 25,108 23,594 21,576 21,183 21,312 18,668 16,936 17,101 17,969 19,753 20,254 20,588
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 8.0% 7.5% 6.9% 6.6% 6.6% 5.7% 5.2% 5.4% 5.7% 6.2% 6.4% 6.5%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 310,888 312,138 312,312 310,585 316,622 323,371 325,964 320,891 316,009 314,199 313,827 313,630 315,869
Employment 287,479 288,480 289,849 290,445 296,930 302,241 308,044 304,243 298,736 296,078 294,180 293,168 295,822
Unemployment 23,409 23,658 22,463 20,140 19,692 21,130 17,920 16,648 17,273 18,121 19,647 20,462 20,046
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.6% 7.2% 6.5% 6.2% 6.5% 5.5% 5.2% 5.5% 5.8% 6.3% 6.5% 6.3%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 307,649 308,650 309,134 308,640 313,699 320,482 324,337 319,142 313,532 311,789 310,915 310,633 313,216
Employment 281,100 281,551 283,019 284,435 291,387 297,527 303,933 300,318 294,465 292,252 290,479 289,668 290,844
Unemployment 26,549 27,099 26,115 24,205 22,312 22,955 20,404 18,824 19,067 19,537 20,436 20,965 22,372
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 8.8% 8.4% 7.8% 7.1% 7.2% 6.3% 5.9% 6.1% 6.3% 6.6% 6.7% 7.1%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 303,040 304,115 305,210 304,788 310,012 317,078 321,260 316,315 310,549 308,838 308,234 307,820 309,771
Employment 275,913 276,860 278,701 280,006 287,026 293,151 299,823 296,441 290,221 287,638 285,295 283,946 286,251
Unemployment 27,127 27,255 26,509 24,782 22,986 23,927 21,437 19,874 20,328 21,200 22,939 23,874 23,519
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.0% 8.7% 8.1% 7.4% 7.5% 6.7% 6.3% 6.5% 6.9% 7.4% 7.8% 7.6%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 298,927 299,626 299,112 297,471 303,267 311,120 314,674 310,323 305,307 303,545 303,398 303,152 304,160
Employment 273,557 273,957 274,751 275,381 282,018 288,546 294,701 291,600 285,483 282,867 280,530 279,278 281,889
Unemployment 25,370 25,669 24,361 22,090 21,249 22,574 19,973 18,723 19,824 20,678 22,868 23,874 22,271
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.6% 8.1% 7.4% 7.0% 7.3% 6.3% 6.0% 6.5% 6.8% 7.5% 7.9% 7.3%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 295,823 297,651 298,057 297,103 303,366 309,381 313,632 309,151 303,629 300,943 300,288 299,420 302,370
Employment 269,873 270,939 272,220 272,626 279,509 285,998 292,393 289,808 284,220 280,586 278,513 276,963 279,470
Unemployment 25,950 26,712 25,837 24,477 23,857 23,383 21,239 19,343 19,409 20,357 21,775 22,457 22,899
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 9.0% 8.7% 8.2% 7.9% 7.6% 6.8% 6.3% 6.4% 6.8% 7.3% 7.5% 7.6%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 285,946 287,726 288,995 288,744 295,714 303,001 306,859 302,431 297,441 296,701 296,310 295,316 295,432
Employment 260,165 261,465 263,711 265,174 272,508 279,520 286,434 283,390 277,559 275,816 274,016 272,749 272,708
Unemployment 25,781 26,261 25,284 23,570 23,206 23,481 20,425 19,041 19,882 20,885 22,294 22,567 22,723
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.1% 8.7% 8.2% 7.8% 7.7% 6.7% 6.3% 6.7% 7.0% 7.5% 7.6% 7.7%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 278,557 280,400 281,383 281,284 287,656 294,937 299,130 294,467 289,418 286,794 286,349 286,208 287,215
Employment 249,120 250,482 252,558 254,452 261,553 268,064 275,377 272,480 266,964 263,690 262,269 262,474 261,623
Unemployment 29,437 29,918 28,825 26,832 26,103 26,873 23,753 21,987 22,454 23,104 24,080 23,734 25,591
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.7% 10.2% 9.5% 9.1% 9.1% 7.9% 7.5% 7.8% 8.1% 8.4% 8.3% 8.9%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 267,244 268,729 269,871 270,792 276,415 284,044 287,685 282,600 277,850 276,870 276,874 276,343 276,276
Employment 244,088 244,393 245,860 247,758 253,815 260,027 265,958 261,865 255,939 253,580 251,578 250,193 252,921
Unemployment 23,156 24,336 24,011 23,034 22,600 24,017 21,727 20,735 21,911 23,290 25,296 26,150 23,355
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 9.1% 8.9% 8.5% 8.2% 8.5% 7.6% 7.3% 7.9% 8.4% 9.1% 9.5% 8.5%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 258,635 260,494 262,051 262,025 269,046 276,333 279,877 276,257 270,258 268,859 268,819 268,416 268,422
Employment 236,755 238,153 240,634 242,127 249,569 256,826 262,824 259,569 253,386 250,930 249,346 248,342 249,038
Unemployment 21,880 22,341 21,417 19,898 19,477 19,507 17,053 16,688 16,872 17,929 19,473 20,074 19,384
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.6% 8.2% 7.6% 7.2% 7.1% 6.1% 6.0% 6.2% 6.7% 7.2% 7.5% 7.2%
                         
1989
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 246,386 247,483 247,496 247,510 254,620 262,893 267,721 264,313 259,149 256,863 256,678 256,281 255,616
Employment 224,450 225,113 227,195 229,397 237,575 245,024 252,282 250,046 243,666 240,622 238,877 237,980 237,685
Unemployment 21,936 22,370 20,301 18,113 17,045 17,869 15,439 14,267 15,483 16,241 17,801 18,301 17,930
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.0% 8.2% 7.3% 6.7% 6.8% 5.8% 5.4% 6.0% 6.3% 6.9% 7.1% 7.0%
                         
1988
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 243,592 244,264 244,236 242,687 247,983 255,162 259,493 255,038 250,264 248,650 247,983 246,983 248,861
Employment 218,060 218,002 218,908 219,545 225,361 232,370 239,479 236,318 231,513 229,143 227,772 227,150 226,968
Unemployment 25,532 26,262 25,328 23,142 22,622 22,792 20,014 18,720 18,751 19,507 20,211 19,833 21,892
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 10.8% 10.4% 9.5% 9.1% 8.9% 7.7% 7.3% 7.5% 7.8% 8.2% 8.0% 8.8%
                         
1987
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 246,676 246,508 245,892 243,697 249,563 255,858 257,785 253,150 247,545 246,468 245,420 244,633 248,599
Employment 217,059 216,324 216,343 216,598 223,140 228,540 234,343 231,556 225,378 223,898 222,037 221,293 223,042
Unemployment 29,617 30,184 29,549 27,099 26,423 27,318 23,442 21,594 22,167 22,570 23,383 23,340 25,557
Unemployment Rate 12.0% 12.2% 12.0% 11.1% 10.6% 10.7% 9.1% 8.5% 9.0% 9.2% 9.5% 9.5% 10.3%
                         
1986
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 251,346 252,745 253,083 252,505 256,827 263,152 266,798 261,256 254,184 251,111 250,013 248,551 255,130
Employment 222,784 222,319 222,783 222,520 228,347 233,515 239,523 235,678 228,996 225,494 223,447 221,331 227,228
Unemployment 28,562 30,426 30,300 29,985 28,480 29,637 27,275 25,578 25,188 25,617 26,566 27,220 27,902
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 12.0% 12.0% 11.9% 11.1% 11.3% 10.2% 9.8% 9.9% 10.2% 10.6% 11.0% 10.9%
                         
1985
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 245,907 246,715 247,553 246,780 251,274 258,217 262,854 258,520 253,891 251,512 251,082 251,225 252,127
Employment 219,795 219,564 220,640 220,963 226,870 232,762 239,559 237,427 232,706 229,266 226,822 225,943 227,693
Unemployment 26,112 27,151 26,913 25,817 24,404 25,455 23,295 21,093 21,185 22,246 24,260 25,282 24,434
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 11.0% 10.9% 10.5% 9.7% 9.9% 8.9% 8.2% 8.3% 8.8% 9.7% 10.1% 9.7%
                         
1984
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 235,097 236,447 237,598 237,765 245,290 252,909 257,724 253,459 248,451 247,425 247,446 245,817 245,452
Employment 207,503 208,562 210,721 212,197 220,425 227,701 235,318 232,848 227,350 225,782 224,294 222,995 221,308
Unemployment 27,594 27,885 26,877 25,568 24,865 25,208 22,406 20,611 21,101 21,643 23,152 22,822 24,144
Unemployment Rate 11.7% 11.8% 11.3% 10.8% 10.1% 10.0% 8.7% 8.1% 8.5% 8.7% 9.4% 9.3% 9.8%
                         
1983
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 218,681 221,027 222,512 223,113 230,842 240,077 244,283 241,204 236,563 234,285 234,216 233,847 231,720
Employment 192,653 194,390 197,189 199,866 208,072 216,570 223,409 221,229 216,276 213,187 211,535 210,181 208,713
Unemployment 26,028 26,637 25,323 23,247 22,770 23,507 20,874 19,975 20,287 21,098 22,681 23,666 23,007
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.1% 11.4% 10.4% 9.9% 9.8% 8.5% 8.3% 8.6% 9.0% 9.7% 10.1% 9.9%
                         
1982
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 200,872 202,224 202,638 203,126 210,687 219,767 225,215 222,017 217,790 215,974 216,385 216,974 212,805
Employment 177,977 178,717 180,064 182,147 189,821 197,483 205,688 203,719 199,038 196,292 194,726 194,713 191,698
Unemployment 22,895 23,507 22,574 20,979 20,866 22,284 19,527 18,298 18,752 19,682 21,659 22,261 21,107
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 11.6% 11.1% 10.3% 9.9% 10.1% 8.7% 8.2% 8.6% 9.1% 10.0% 10.3% 9.9%
                         
1981
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 185,372 185,915 186,579 185,680 192,734 201,109 207,985 204,772 201,173 200,860 200,977 200,721 196,156
Employment 165,048 165,386 167,330 168,803 175,734 182,094 190,679 188,413 184,203 183,141 181,928 180,874 177,802
Unemployment 20,324 20,529 19,249 16,877 17,000 19,015 17,306 16,359 16,970 17,719 19,049 19,847 18,353
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 11.0% 10.3% 9.1% 8.8% 9.5% 8.3% 8.0% 8.4% 8.8% 9.5% 9.9% 9.4%
                         
1980
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 179,865 181,765 182,368 183,022 187,822 195,102 199,237 194,219 188,546 186,663 185,426 184,825 187,405
Employment 161,605 161,902 162,761 163,676 169,875 175,196 181,605 178,339 172,436 170,168 168,197 167,002 169,396
Unemployment 18,260 19,863 19,607 19,346 17,947 19,906 17,632 15,880 16,110 16,495 17,229 17,823 18,008
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.9% 10.8% 10.6% 9.6% 10.2% 8.8% 8.2% 8.5% 8.8% 9.3% 9.6% 9.6%
                         
1979
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 179,974 180,957 180,050 178,786 184,277 190,954 193,352 187,820 183,228 182,233 182,198 181,853 183,806
Employment 160,064 160,065 160,640 161,096 167,344 173,065 178,190 174,203 168,748 166,977 165,511 164,859 166,730
Unemployment 19,910 20,892 19,410 17,690 16,933 17,889 15,162 13,617 14,480 15,256 16,687 16,994 17,076
Unemployment Rate 11.1% 11.5% 10.8% 9.9% 9.2% 9.4% 7.8% 7.3% 7.9% 8.4% 9.2% 9.3% 9.3%
                         
1978
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 177,754 176,775 177,370 176,118 182,445 189,156 191,475 187,667 182,222 180,819 181,664 181,867 182,111
Employment 154,832 154,556 155,127 155,588 162,092 168,556 173,922 171,465 165,685 163,818 163,579 163,538 162,729
Unemployment 22,922 22,219 22,243 20,530 20,353 20,600 17,553 16,202 16,537 17,001 18,085 18,329 19,381
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 12.6% 12.5% 11.7% 11.2% 10.9% 9.2% 8.6% 9.1% 9.4% 10.0% 10.1% 10.6%
                         
1977
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 165,461 167,800 167,952 167,594 173,002 178,706 181,542 176,738 172,709 174,224 174,709 175,710 173,012
Employment 148,185 148,673 149,470 150,047 155,701 161,155 165,869 162,741 158,034 158,104 156,674 156,719 155,947
Unemployment 17,276 19,127 18,482 17,547 17,301 17,551 15,673 13,997 14,675 16,120 18,035 18,991 17,064
Unemployment Rate 10.4% 11.4% 11.0% 10.5% 10.0% 9.8% 8.6% 7.9% 8.5% 9.3% 10.3% 10.8% 9.9%
                         
1976
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 153,109 154,669 156,523 155,914 162,507 170,181 174,209 172,006 167,561 165,712 165,690 164,747 163,569
Employment 138,852 140,053 142,663 144,239 151,144 157,452 164,273 162,329 156,873 154,052 151,880 150,464 151,189
Unemployment 14,257 14,616 13,860 11,675 11,363 12,729 9,936 9,677 10,688 11,660 13,810 14,283 12,379
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.4% 8.9% 7.5% 7.0% 7.5% 5.7% 5.6% 6.4% 7.0% 8.3% 8.7% 7.6%

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.