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Valdez-Cordova Census Area 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 4,328 3,971 4,063
Employment 3,958 3,581 3,657
Unemployment 370 390 406
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 9.8% 10.0%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,973 4,083 4,140 4,170 4,470 4,962 5,466 5,519 4,580 4,502 4,206 4,194 4,522
Employment 3,585 3,663 3,697 3,598 3,916 4,476 5,040 5,276 4,324 4,203 3,877 3,866 4,127
Unemployment 388 420 443 572 554 486 426 243 256 299 329 328 395
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 10.3% 10.7% 13.7% 12.4% 9.8% 7.8% 4.4% 5.6% 6.6% 7.8% 7.8% 8.7%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,154 4,191 4,316 4,425 4,893 5,588 6,406 6,330 5,373 4,462 4,206 4,188 4,877
Employment 3,723 3,790 3,943 4,103 4,595 5,283 6,143 6,092 5,130 4,144 3,831 3,839 4,551
Unemployment 431 401 373 322 298 305 263 238 243 318 375 349 326
Unemployment Rate 10.4% 9.6% 8.6% 7.3% 6.1% 5.5% 4.1% 3.8% 4.5% 7.1% 8.9% 8.3% 6.7%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,159 4,226 4,376 4,542 4,867 5,638 6,452 6,242 4,918 4,516 4,297 4,234 4,872
Employment 3,742 3,786 3,969 4,191 4,574 5,356 6,205 6,003 4,689 4,217 3,934 3,888 4,546
Unemployment 417 440 407 351 293 282 247 239 229 299 363 346 326
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 10.4% 9.3% 7.7% 6.0% 5.0% 3.8% 3.8% 4.7% 6.6% 8.4% 8.2% 6.7%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,122 4,212 4,327 4,557 4,866 5,568 6,429 6,301 5,133 4,471 4,318 4,231 4,878
Employment 3,688 3,749 3,893 4,176 4,555 5,256 6,137 6,026 4,870 4,147 3,961 3,852 4,526
Unemployment 434 463 434 381 311 312 292 275 263 324 357 379 352
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 11.0% 10.0% 8.4% 6.4% 5.6% 4.5% 4.4% 5.1% 7.2% 8.3% 9.0% 7.2%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,171 4,241 4,367 4,668 4,869 5,655 6,092 5,885 4,781 4,475 4,214 4,202 4,802
Employment 3,711 3,762 3,878 4,225 4,501 5,306 5,772 5,587 4,446 4,082 3,815 3,782 4,406
Unemployment 460 479 489 443 368 349 320 298 335 393 399 420 396
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 11.3% 11.2% 9.5% 7.6% 6.2% 5.3% 5.1% 7.0% 8.8% 9.5% 10.0% 8.2%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,333 4,312 4,376 4,566 5,011 5,588 5,936 5,847 5,111 4,590 4,352 4,355 4,864
Employment 3,828 3,792 3,872 4,128 4,625 5,219 5,613 5,559 4,807 4,181 3,928 3,924 4,456
Unemployment 505 520 504 438 386 369 323 288 304 409 424 431 408
Unemployment Rate 11.7% 12.1% 11.5% 9.6% 7.7% 6.6% 5.4% 4.9% 5.9% 8.9% 9.7% 9.9% 8.4%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,274 4,326 4,509 4,601 5,093 5,672 5,826 5,758 5,235 4,540 4,311 4,236 4,865
Employment 3,700 3,721 3,924 4,126 4,670 5,261 5,432 5,391 4,866 4,110 3,863 3,783 4,404
Unemployment 574 605 585 475 423 411 394 367 369 430 448 453 461
Unemployment Rate 13.4% 14.0% 13.0% 10.3% 8.3% 7.2% 6.8% 6.4% 7.0% 9.5% 10.4% 10.7% 9.5%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,361 4,371 4,475 4,603 5,075 5,729 5,814 5,850 5,362 4,611 4,369 4,306 4,910
Employment 3,761 3,799 3,937 4,110 4,599 5,277 5,410 5,473 4,957 4,098 3,847 3,786 4,421
Unemployment 600 572 538 493 476 452 404 377 405 513 522 520 489
Unemployment Rate 13.8% 13.1% 12.0% 10.7% 9.4% 7.9% 6.9% 6.4% 7.6% 11.1% 11.9% 12.1% 10.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,431 4,315 4,470 4,568 4,953 5,667 5,834 5,819 5,232 4,558 4,342 4,327 4,877
Employment 3,870 3,731 3,927 4,089 4,494 5,228 5,437 5,460 4,843 4,076 3,834 3,772 4,397
Unemployment 561 584 543 479 459 439 397 359 389 482 508 555 480
Unemployment Rate 12.7% 13.5% 12.1% 10.5% 9.3% 7.7% 6.8% 6.2% 7.4% 10.6% 11.7% 12.8% 9.8%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,420 4,473 4,579 4,604 4,977 5,532 5,840 5,922 5,313 4,543 4,441 4,410 4,921
Employment 3,816 3,855 4,000 4,080 4,519 5,085 5,447 5,549 4,907 4,048 3,924 3,845 4,423
Unemployment 604 618 579 524 458 447 393 373 406 495 517 565 498
Unemployment Rate 13.7% 13.8% 12.6% 11.4% 9.2% 8.1% 6.7% 6.3% 7.6% 10.9% 11.6% 12.8% 10.1%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,403 4,429 4,574 4,685 5,051 5,413 5,600 5,690 5,333 4,539 4,412 4,387 4,876
Employment 3,837 3,826 4,010 4,210 4,629 5,019 5,226 5,327 4,955 4,073 3,893 3,832 4,403
Unemployment 566 603 564 475 422 394 374 363 378 466 519 555 473
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13.6% 12.3% 10.1% 8.4% 7.3% 6.7% 6.4% 7.1% 10.3% 11.8% 12.7% 9.7%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,436 4,522 4,687 4,922 5,634 6,254 6,713 6,817 5,939 4,848 4,692 4,585 5,338
Employment 3,877 3,935 4,132 4,432 5,194 5,828 6,334 6,463 5,586 4,377 4,202 4,099 4,872
Unemployment 559 587 555 490 440 426 379 354 353 471 490 486 466
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 13.0% 11.8% 10.0% 7.8% 6.8% 5.6% 5.2% 5.9% 9.7% 10.4% 10.6% 8.7%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,498 4,630 4,761 4,927 5,442 6,068 6,364 6,433 5,935 4,754 4,614 4,490 5,243
Employment 3,984 4,096 4,240 4,473 5,040 5,697 6,017 6,116 5,612 4,328 4,168 4,026 4,816
Unemployment 514 534 521 454 402 371 347 317 323 426 446 464 427
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 11.5% 10.9% 9.2% 7.4% 6.1% 5.5% 4.9% 5.4% 9.0% 9.7% 10.3% 8.1%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,531 4,640 4,669 4,851 5,377 6,076 6,261 6,203 5,795 4,827 4,643 4,620 5,208
Employment 3,960 4,055 4,125 4,359 4,956 5,705 5,925 5,905 5,475 4,434 4,203 4,171 4,773
Unemployment 571 585 544 492 421 371 336 298 320 393 440 449 435
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.6% 11.7% 10.1% 7.8% 6.1% 5.4% 4.8% 5.5% 8.1% 9.5% 9.7% 8.4%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,604 4,706 4,731 4,814 5,279 5,970 6,137 6,158 5,644 4,800 4,707 4,572 5,177
Employment 4,036 4,103 4,204 4,340 4,864 5,614 5,806 5,853 5,319 4,372 4,228 4,082 4,735
Unemployment 568 603 527 474 415 356 331 305 325 428 479 490 442
Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.8% 11.1% 9.8% 7.9% 6.0% 5.4% 5.0% 5.8% 8.9% 10.2% 10.7% 8.5%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,725 4,847 4,899 4,990 5,365 5,918 6,079 6,285 5,736 4,909 4,751 4,604 5,259
Employment 4,096 4,146 4,281 4,461 4,899 5,483 5,697 5,939 5,336 4,415 4,230 4,087 4,756
Unemployment 629 701 618 529 466 435 382 346 400 494 521 517 503
Unemployment Rate 13.3% 14.5% 12.6% 10.6% 8.7% 7.4% 6.3% 5.5% 7.0% 10.1% 11.0% 11.2% 9.6%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,775 4,899 4,979 5,032 5,428 6,147 6,393 6,371 5,765 5,190 4,869 4,830 5,389
Employment 4,129 4,210 4,303 4,459 4,915 5,664 5,989 5,997 5,357 4,663 4,302 4,265 4,854
Unemployment 646 689 676 573 513 483 404 374 408 527 567 565 535
Unemployment Rate 13.5% 14.1% 13.6% 11.4% 9.5% 7.9% 6.3% 5.9% 7.1% 10.2% 11.6% 11.7% 9.9%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,919 5,004 5,116 5,199 5,552 6,247 6,196 6,243 5,507 4,910 4,863 4,854 5,384
Employment 4,251 4,297 4,489 4,615 5,053 5,745 5,791 5,846 5,081 4,394 4,301 4,299 4,847
Unemployment 668 707 627 584 499 502 405 397 426 516 562 555 537
Unemployment Rate 13.6% 14.1% 12.3% 11.2% 9.0% 8.0% 6.5% 6.4% 7.7% 10.5% 11.6% 11.4% 10.0%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,652 4,790 4,843 5,017 5,427 5,885 6,125 6,002 5,482 4,890 4,670 4,677 5,205
Employment 4,087 4,214 4,268 4,476 4,989 5,449 5,714 5,606 5,048 4,360 4,087 4,061 4,697
Unemployment 565 576 575 541 438 436 411 396 434 530 583 616 508
Unemployment Rate 12.1% 12.0% 11.9% 10.8% 8.1% 7.4% 6.7% 6.6% 7.9% 10.8% 12.5% 13.2% 9.8%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,534 4,728 4,661 4,784 5,052 5,533 6,045 5,938 5,418 4,821 4,727 4,727 5,081
Employment 4,008 4,162 4,157 4,272 4,632 5,166 5,732 5,651 5,099 4,383 4,254 4,214 4,644
Unemployment 526 566 504 512 420 367 313 287 319 438 473 513 437
Unemployment Rate 11.6% 12.0% 10.8% 10.7% 8.3% 6.6% 5.2% 4.8% 5.9% 9.1% 10.0% 10.9% 8.6%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,690 4,837 4,882 5,010 5,308 6,018 6,043 6,028 5,484 5,147 4,652 4,606 5,226
Employment 4,186 4,371 4,419 4,574 4,909 5,666 5,760 5,749 5,193 4,752 4,213 4,163 4,830
Unemployment 504 466 463 436 399 352 283 279 291 395 439 443 396
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 9.6% 9.5% 8.7% 7.5% 5.8% 4.7% 4.6% 5.3% 7.7% 9.4% 9.6% 7.6%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,880 4,873 4,906 4,976 5,091 5,465 5,565 5,403 5,163 5,052 4,862 4,747 5,082
Employment 4,248 4,314 4,397 4,487 4,682 5,022 5,276 5,142 4,842 4,545 4,331 4,219 4,625
Unemployment 632 559 509 489 409 443 289 261 321 507 531 528 457
Unemployment Rate 13.0% 11.5% 10.4% 9.8% 8.0% 8.1% 5.2% 4.8% 6.2% 10.0% 10.9% 11.1% 9.0%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,966 4,959 4,949 4,945 5,102 5,494 5,600 5,496 5,220 4,951 4,804 4,738 5,102
Employment 4,345 4,362 4,381 4,423 4,695 5,084 5,283 5,205 4,879 4,504 4,313 4,234 4,642
Unemployment 621 597 568 522 407 410 317 291 341 447 491 504 460
Unemployment Rate 12.5% 12.0% 11.5% 10.6% 8.0% 7.5% 5.7% 5.3% 6.5% 9.0% 10.2% 10.6% 9.0%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,976 5,163 5,195 5,263 5,285 5,763 6,161 5,877 5,451 5,119 4,964 4,848 5,338
Employment 4,310 4,505 4,523 4,655 4,851 5,292 5,732 5,519 5,046 4,615 4,438 4,323 4,817
Unemployment 666 658 672 608 434 471 429 358 405 504 526 525 521
Unemployment Rate 13.4% 12.7% 12.9% 11.6% 8.2% 8.2% 7.0% 6.1% 7.4% 9.8% 10.6% 10.8% 9.8%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,991 5,046 5,221 5,176 5,361 5,667 6,027 5,868 5,404 5,095 4,962 4,872 5,307
Employment 4,241 4,415 4,532 4,529 4,833 5,184 5,594 5,519 5,004 4,587 4,357 4,209 4,750
Unemployment 750 631 689 647 528 483 433 349 400 508 605 663 557
Unemployment Rate 15.0% 12.5% 13.2% 12.5% 9.8% 8.5% 7.2% 5.9% 7.4% 10.0% 12.2% 13.6% 10.5%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,061 5,088 5,192 5,195 5,356 5,674 6,058 5,981 5,381 5,304 5,114 4,901 5,358
Employment 4,415 4,529 4,593 4,612 4,850 5,214 5,622 5,502 5,020 4,794 4,522 4,328 4,833
Unemployment 646 559 599 583 506 460 436 479 361 510 592 573 525
Unemployment Rate 12.8% 11.0% 11.5% 11.2% 9.4% 8.1% 7.2% 8.0% 6.7% 9.6% 11.6% 11.7% 9.8%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,858 5,239 5,196 5,084 5,223 5,702 6,056 5,852 5,292 5,186 4,982 4,754 5,286
Employment 4,184 4,542 4,592 4,493 4,721 5,275 5,601 5,438 4,922 4,677 4,484 4,308 4,770
Unemployment 674 697 604 591 502 427 455 414 370 509 498 446 516
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 13.3% 11.6% 11.6% 9.6% 7.5% 7.5% 7.1% 7.0% 9.8% 10.0% 9.4% 9.8%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,521 4,746 4,916 4,947 5,130 5,776 6,155 5,850 5,231 5,230 5,060 4,924 5,208
Employment 3,951 4,149 4,358 4,424 4,676 5,303 5,743 5,506 4,900 4,719 4,512 4,371 4,718
Unemployment 570 597 558 523 454 473 412 344 331 511 548 553 490
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.6% 11.4% 10.6% 8.8% 8.2% 6.7% 5.9% 6.3% 9.8% 10.8% 11.2% 9.4%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,652 4,823 4,870 4,931 5,105 5,609 5,774 5,415 5,208 4,954 4,791 4,724 5,071
Employment 3,953 4,077 4,181 4,337 4,579 5,077 5,351 5,097 4,859 4,548 4,341 4,288 4,557
Unemployment 699 746 689 594 526 532 423 318 349 406 450 436 514
Unemployment Rate 15.0% 15.5% 14.1% 12.0% 10.3% 9.5% 7.3% 5.9% 6.7% 8.2% 9.4% 9.2% 10.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,838 4,924 5,025 5,193 5,188 5,413 5,817 5,625 5,078 4,756 4,707 4,603 5,098
Employment 4,214 4,264 4,323 4,588 4,737 4,996 5,491 5,281 4,804 4,382 4,204 4,116 4,617
Unemployment 624 660 702 605 451 417 326 344 274 374 503 487 481
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13.4% 14.0% 11.7% 8.7% 7.7% 5.6% 6.1% 5.4% 7.9% 10.7% 10.6% 9.4%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,747 4,933 5,062 5,264 5,579 5,647 5,942 5,699 4,980 4,913 4,899 4,869 5,211
Employment 4,055 4,163 4,261 4,447 4,740 5,083 5,514 5,312 4,614 4,513 4,376 4,329 4,617
Unemployment 692 770 801 817 839 564 428 387 366 400 523 540 594
Unemployment Rate 14.6% 15.6% 15.8% 15.5% 15.0% 10.0% 7.2% 6.8% 7.3% 8.1% 10.7% 11.1% 11.4%

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.