Alaska Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1976 to 2018

Return to seasonally adjusted unemployment rate by year for Alaska

Print a PDF of these data

Download a CSV txt file including all years of seasonally adjusted data for Alaska.

                       
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 362,500 362,659 362,922 362,949 362,458 361,232 359,825 358,293 356,972
Employment 336,189 336,265 336,510 336,494 336,210 335,535 334,906 334,195 333,633
Unemployment 26,311 26,394 26,412 26,455 26,248 25,697 24,919 24,098 23,339
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.3% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2% 7.1% 6.9% 6.7% 6.5%
                       
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 363,173 363,116 363,033 362,984 362,979 362,973 362,938 362,802 362,660 362,514 362,458 362,473
Employment 337,605 337,536 337,404 337,254 337,104 336,937 336,758 336,540 336,377 336,249 336,224 336,253
Unemployment 25,568 25,580 25,629 25,730 25,875 26,036 26,180 26,262 26,283 26,265 26,234 26,220
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.0% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2%
                       
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 363,116 363,130 363,143 363,128 363,067 362,974 362,901 362,878 362,921 363,025 363,136 363,186
Employment 338,737 338,609 338,475 338,301 338,073 337,833 337,641 337,517 337,472 337,512 337,585 337,620
Unemployment 24,379 24,521 24,668 24,827 24,994 25,141 25,260 25,361 25,449 25,513 25,551 25,566
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8% 6.9% 6.9% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
                       
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 364,564 364,475 364,382 364,256 364,100 363,935 363,781 363,638 363,487 363,325 363,189 363,123
Employment 340,969 340,940 340,839 340,699 340,548 340,385 340,202 339,980 339,705 339,395 339,106 338,890
Unemployment 23,595 23,535 23,543 23,557 23,552 23,550 23,579 23,658 23,782 23,930 24,083 24,233
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.7%
                       
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 365,799 365,976 366,173 366,321 366,371 366,300 366,082 365,764 365,407 365,091 364,853 364,684
Employment 340,224 340,390 340,576 340,698 340,738 340,724 340,654 340,579 340,561 340,639 340,782 340,913
Unemployment 25,575 25,586 25,597 25,623 25,633 25,576 25,428 25,185 24,846 24,452 24,071 23,771
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 6.9% 6.9% 6.8% 6.7% 6.6% 6.5%
                       
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 365,252 365,142 365,061 365,073 365,154 365,262 365,373 365,454 365,511 365,552 365,597 365,674
Employment 339,758 339,624 339,539 339,583 339,715 339,843 339,939 340,011 340,073 340,102 340,104 340,129
Unemployment 25,494 25,518 25,522 25,490 25,439 25,419 25,434 25,443 25,438 25,450 25,493 25,545
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
                       
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 366,425 366,158 365,907 365,649 365,425 365,279 365,206 365,197 365,256 365,327 365,360 365,333
Employment 339,328 339,301 339,291 339,247 339,189 339,191 339,296 339,480 339,678 339,822 339,883 339,858
Unemployment 27,097 26,857 26,616 26,402 26,236 26,088 25,910 25,717 25,578 25,505 25,477 25,475
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2% 7.2% 7.1% 7.1% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
                       
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 364,782 365,003 365,077 365,121 365,247 365,500 365,887 366,325 366,676 366,859 366,844 366,674
Employment 336,406 336,768 337,045 337,303 337,610 337,993 338,432 338,848 339,160 339,342 339,398 339,373
Unemployment 28,376 28,235 28,032 27,818 27,637 27,507 27,455 27,477 27,516 27,517 27,446 27,301
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 360,551 360,671 360,805 360,965 361,150 361,348 361,603 361,986 362,510 363,144 363,800 364,371
Employment 331,605 331,758 331,968 332,248 332,605 333,011 333,436 333,880 334,353 334,876 335,426 335,950
Unemployment 28,946 28,913 28,837 28,717 28,545 28,337 28,167 28,106 28,157 28,268 28,374 28,421
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 7.9% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8%
                       
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 357,777 358,286 358,814 359,285 359,655 359,940 360,145 360,268 360,326 360,349 360,386 360,453
Employment 332,382 332,240 332,099 331,973 331,855 331,749 331,650 331,567 331,517 331,488 331,485 331,517
Unemployment 25,395 26,046 26,715 27,312 27,800 28,191 28,495 28,701 28,809 28,861 28,901 28,936
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.3% 7.4% 7.6% 7.7% 7.8% 7.9% 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 8.0%
                       
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 353,534 354,231 354,965 355,661 356,235 356,639 356,856 356,920 356,908 356,922 357,059 357,354
Employment 330,692 331,156 331,638 332,098 332,479 332,733 332,858 332,875 332,812 332,707 332,600 332,502
Unemployment 22,842 23,075 23,327 23,563 23,756 23,906 23,998 24,045 24,096 24,215 24,459 24,852
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 350,056 349,954 349,888 349,891 350,006 350,249 350,571 350,937 351,362 351,834 352,339 352,900
Employment 327,906 327,949 327,958 327,949 327,974 328,092 328,304 328,602 328,976 329,393 329,818 330,249
Unemployment 22,150 22,005 21,930 21,942 22,032 22,157 22,267 22,335 22,386 22,441 22,521 22,651
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 347,570 348,126 348,739 349,356 349,888 350,239 350,415 350,468 350,435 350,357 350,263 350,163
Employment 323,577 324,279 325,088 325,904 326,612 327,117 327,418 327,565 327,624 327,662 327,723 327,817
Unemployment 23,993 23,847 23,651 23,452 23,276 23,122 22,997 22,903 22,811 22,695 22,540 22,346
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.9% 6.8% 6.7% 6.7% 6.6% 6.6% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.4% 6.4%
                       
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 341,699 342,265 342,776 343,279 343,788 344,327 344,890 345,435 345,921 346,346 346,737 347,121
Employment 317,476 318,303 319,060 319,766 320,409 320,986 321,482 321,872 322,167 322,426 322,714 323,068
Unemployment 24,223 23,962 23,716 23,513 23,379 23,341 23,408 23,563 23,754 23,920 24,023 24,053
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 333,696 333,984 334,264 334,612 335,111 335,789 336,618 337,535 338,483 339,410 340,255 341,024
Employment 307,855 308,281 308,736 309,271 309,933 310,734 311,650 312,639 313,658 314,672 315,640 316,577
Unemployment 25,841 25,703 25,528 25,341 25,178 25,055 24,968 24,896 24,825 24,738 24,615 24,447
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 330,227 330,705 331,074 331,298 331,375 331,390 331,444 331,621 331,944 332,377 332,872 333,334
Employment 304,929 305,141 305,268 305,316 305,309 305,306 305,369 305,560 305,897 306,344 306,863 307,391
Unemployment 25,298 25,564 25,806 25,982 26,066 26,084 26,075 26,061 26,047 26,033 26,009 25,943
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 323,503 324,044 324,565 325,032 325,471 325,921 326,427 327,024 327,699 328,400 329,063 329,670
Employment 301,490 301,599 301,686 301,737 301,790 301,917 302,187 302,624 303,168 303,731 304,232 304,629
Unemployment 22,013 22,445 22,879 23,295 23,681 24,004 24,240 24,400 24,531 24,669 24,831 25,041
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6.9% 7.0% 7.2% 7.3% 7.4% 7.4% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.5% 7.6%
                       
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 319,538 319,726 320,042 320,485 321,019 321,563 322,013 322,282 322,405 322,501 322,692 323,030
Employment 299,280 299,559 299,876 300,234 300,635 301,032 301,345 301,499 301,515 301,462 301,413 301,416
Unemployment 20,258 20,167 20,166 20,251 20,384 20,531 20,668 20,783 20,890 21,039 21,279 21,614
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.7%
                       
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 319,059 319,147 319,291 319,477 319,659 319,766 319,777 319,719 319,625 319,530 319,459 319,455
Employment 298,897 298,961 299,096 299,269 299,410 299,453 299,386 299,242 299,075 298,955 298,939 299,058
Unemployment 20,162 20,186 20,195 20,208 20,249 20,313 20,391 20,477 20,550 20,575 20,520 20,397
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 317,381 317,480 317,489 317,464 317,454 317,523 317,703 317,984 318,316 318,617 318,846 318,983
Employment 296,673 296,594 296,484 296,441 296,533 296,790 297,177 297,626 298,070 298,444 298,702 298,838
Unemployment 20,708 20,886 21,005 21,023 20,921 20,733 20,526 20,358 20,246 20,173 20,144 20,145
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 314,832 315,150 315,390 315,529 315,585 315,612 315,691 315,863 316,132 316,474 316,832 317,156
Employment 294,566 295,177 295,575 295,750 295,751 295,675 295,647 295,759 295,996 296,281 296,525 296,660
Unemployment 20,266 19,973 19,815 19,779 19,834 19,937 20,044 20,104 20,136 20,193 20,307 20,496
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 311,835 312,154 312,474 312,777 313,056 313,294 313,475 313,610 313,749 313,952 314,216 314,508
Employment 288,349 288,732 289,200 289,711 290,215 290,679 291,091 291,474 291,892 292,425 293,089 293,833
Unemployment 23,486 23,422 23,274 23,066 22,841 22,615 22,384 22,136 21,857 21,527 21,127 20,675
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 307,401 307,912 308,436 308,960 309,455 309,891 310,253 310,549 310,813 311,052 311,282 311,537
Employment 283,675 284,126 284,684 285,305 285,923 286,469 286,902 287,223 287,472 287,671 287,853 288,064
Unemployment 23,726 23,786 23,752 23,655 23,532 23,422 23,351 23,326 23,341 23,381 23,429 23,473
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 303,073 302,819 302,642 302,618 302,812 303,239 303,844 304,540 305,218 305,806 306,340 306,874
Employment 281,032 280,945 280,936 281,019 281,209 281,509 281,875 282,249 282,572 282,827 283,055 283,324
Unemployment 22,041 21,874 21,706 21,599 21,603 21,730 21,969 22,291 22,646 22,979 23,285 23,550
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 300,484 300,978 301,384 301,760 302,121 302,444 302,742 303,026 303,264 303,421 303,456 303,324
Employment 277,521 277,835 278,067 278,336 278,710 279,176 279,706 280,243 280,702 281,008 281,141 281,127
Unemployment 22,963 23,143 23,317 23,424 23,411 23,268 23,036 22,783 22,562 22,413 22,315 22,197
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 290,814 291,575 292,452 293,357 294,243 295,131 296,001 296,827 297,629 298,416 299,169 299,872
Employment 267,539 268,608 269,656 270,626 271,521 272,407 273,300 274,170 275,002 275,786 276,489 277,074
Unemployment 23,275 22,967 22,796 22,731 22,722 22,724 22,701 22,657 22,627 22,630 22,680 22,798
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 282,706 283,890 284,916 285,818 286,605 287,278 287,887 288,448 288,922 289,336 289,741 290,209
Employment 256,376 257,459 258,515 259,535 260,486 261,331 262,116 262,906 263,716 264,579 265,510 266,499
Unemployment 26,330 26,431 26,401 26,283 26,119 25,947 25,771 25,542 25,206 24,757 24,231 23,710
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 272,576 273,178 273,856 274,551 275,239 275,895 276,483 277,077 277,841 278,852 280,073 281,397
Employment 252,059 252,187 252,315 252,441 252,570 252,704 252,806 252,917 253,172 253,658 254,388 255,320
Unemployment 20,517 20,991 21,541 22,110 22,669 23,191 23,677 24,160 24,669 25,194 25,685 26,077
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 262,727 264,210 265,624 266,823 267,752 268,468 269,124 269,797 270,446 271,028 271,551 272,056
Employment 243,924 245,251 246,568 247,705 248,590 249,251 249,819 250,378 250,903 251,334 251,655 251,894
Unemployment 18,803 18,959 19,056 19,118 19,162 19,217 19,305 19,419 19,543 19,694 19,896 20,162
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 251,026 251,303 251,827 252,699 253,871 255,190 256,437 257,491 258,373 259,214 260,171 261,339
Employment 231,682 232,682 233,853 235,209 236,647 238,018 239,151 239,976 240,573 241,131 241,829 242,756
Unemployment 19,344 18,621 17,974 17,490 17,224 17,172 17,286 17,515 17,800 18,083 18,342 18,583
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 248,216 248,045 247,825 247,679 247,706 247,954 248,425 249,041 249,695 250,252 250,628 250,849
Employment 224,991 225,170 225,224 225,279 225,466 225,850 226,462 227,265 228,176 229,094 229,956 230,790
Unemployment 23,225 22,875 22,601 22,400 22,240 22,104 21,963 21,776 21,519 21,158 20,672 20,059
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 251,134 250,445 249,757 249,060 248,425 247,922 247,594 247,465 247,529 247,735 248,007 248,213
Employment 224,053 223,570 223,101 222,667 222,324 222,125 222,109 222,316 222,745 223,340 224,015 224,610
Unemployment 27,081 26,875 26,656 26,393 26,101 25,797 25,485 25,149 24,784 24,395 23,992 23,603
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 255,807 256,388 256,756 256,853 256,643 256,173 255,539 254,832 254,106 253,389 252,647 251,869
Employment 229,520 229,408 229,143 228,708 228,115 227,464 226,857 226,327 225,868 225,446 225,005 224,534
Unemployment 26,287 26,980 27,613 28,145 28,528 28,709 28,682 28,505 28,238 27,943 27,642 27,335
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 250,621 250,871 250,987 251,079 251,233 251,456 251,778 252,244 252,858 253,571 254,325 255,089
Employment 226,899 227,040 226,968 226,851 226,860 227,043 227,389 227,858 228,384 228,883 229,261 229,475
Unemployment 23,722 23,831 24,019 24,228 24,373 24,413 24,389 24,386 24,474 24,688 25,064 25,614
Unemployment Rate 9.5% 9.5% 9.6% 9.6% 9.7% 9.7% 9.7% 9.7% 9.7% 9.7% 9.9% 10.0%
                       
1984
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 239,323 240,541 241,846 243,119 244,288 245,379 246,408 247,363 248,211 248,952 249,619 250,199
Employment 214,983 216,035 217,288 218,631 219,947 221,185 222,323 223,374 224,332 225,181 225,916 226,511
Unemployment 24,340 24,506 24,558 24,488 24,341 24,194 24,085 23,989 23,879 23,771 23,703 23,688
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.2% 10.2% 10.1% 10.0% 9.9% 9.8% 9.7% 9.6% 9.5% 9.5% 9.5%
                       
1983
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 222,970 224,904 226,848 228,709 230,426 231,971 233,307 234,437 235,411 236,312 237,223 238,218
Employment 200,033 201,905 203,940 205,971 207,838 209,442 210,722 211,664 212,343 212,893 213,451 214,128
Unemployment 22,937 22,999 22,908 22,738 22,588 22,529 22,585 22,773 23,068 23,419 23,772 24,090
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 205,311 206,292 207,437 208,832 210,433 212,106 213,721 215,210 216,603 218,001 219,505 221,153
Employment 185,187 186,026 187,013 188,247 189,695 191,210 192,647 193,923 195,034 196,066 197,166 198,453
Unemployment 20,124 20,266 20,424 20,585 20,738 20,896 21,074 21,287 21,569 21,935 22,339 22,700
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 189,018 189,649 190,465 191,509 192,839 194,487 196,408 198,436 200,361 202,021 203,338 204,382
Employment 171,524 172,437 173,415 174,420 175,478 176,653 177,994 179,459 180,938 182,304 183,450 184,377
Unemployment 17,494 17,212 17,050 17,089 17,361 17,834 18,414 18,977 19,423 19,717 19,888 20,005
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.1% 9.0% 8.9% 9.0% 9.2% 9.4% 9.6% 9.7% 9.8% 9.8% 9.8%
                       
1980
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 184,951 185,625 186,373 187,132 187,785 188,217 188,350 188,274 188,161 188,134 188,256 188,548
Employment 168,115 168,552 168,902 169,170 169,355 169,468 169,508 169,521 169,583 169,766 170,140 170,738
Unemployment 16,836 17,073 17,471 17,962 18,430 18,749 18,842 18,753 18,578 18,368 18,116 17,810
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 183,977 184,048 184,013 183,856 183,646 183,455 183,343 183,334 183,425 183,587 183,887 184,357
Employment 166,119 166,492 166,721 166,789 166,750 166,658 166,547 166,482 166,537 166,748 167,118 167,607
Unemployment 17,858 17,556 17,292 17,067 16,896 16,797 16,796 16,852 16,888 16,839 16,769 16,750
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 179,578 180,374 180,898 181,299 181,631 181,909 182,220 182,543 182,855 183,199 183,536 183,811
Employment 160,129 160,622 161,004 161,397 161,811 162,228 162,701 163,238 163,815 164,427 165,048 165,629
Unemployment 19,449 19,752 19,894 19,902 19,820 19,681 19,519 19,305 19,040 18,772 18,488 18,182
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 169,181 170,041 170,926 171,568 171,912 172,108 172,362 172,970 174,035 175,463 177,024 178,444
Employment 154,120 154,450 154,815 155,026 155,066 155,071 155,209 155,636 156,389 157,392 158,467 159,413
Unemployment 15,061 15,591 16,111 16,542 16,846 17,037 17,153 17,334 17,646 18,071 18,557 19,031
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 159,154 158,961 159,067 160,192 161,814 163,686 165,354 166,528 167,315 167,786 168,112 168,532
Employment 147,809 147,666 147,858 148,970 150,449 152,003 153,206 153,864 154,146 154,152 154,038 153,983
Unemployment 11,345 11,295 11,209 11,222 11,365 11,683 12,148 12,664 13,169 13,634 14,074 14,549
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.1% 7.0% 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.


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.