Valdez-Cordova Census Area Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2019

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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.

                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,195 4,197 4,311 4,474
Employment 3,719 3,720 3,878 4,088
Unemployment 476 477 433 386
Unemployment Rate 11.3% 11.4% 10.0% 8.6%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,172 4,221 4,381 4,541 4,878 5,599 6,325 6,148 4,937 4,444 4,326 4,218 4,849
Employment 3,726 3,744 3,930 4,155 4,541 5,290 6,050 5,886 4,669 4,103 3,914 3,845 4,488
Unemployment 446 477 451 386 337 309 275 262 268 341 412 373 361
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11.3% 10.3% 8.5% 6.9% 5.5% 4.3% 4.3% 5.4% 7.7% 9.5% 8.8% 7.4%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,116 4,190 4,319 4,545 4,868 5,568 6,434 6,302 5,125 4,481 4,321 4,239 4,876
Employment 3,666 3,703 3,852 4,132 4,532 5,232 6,125 6,017 4,842 4,122 3,938 3,841 4,500
Unemployment 450 487 467 413 336 336 309 285 283 359 383 398 376
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.6% 10.8% 9.1% 6.9% 6.0% 4.8% 4.5% 5.5% 8.0% 8.9% 9.4% 7.7%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,192 4,249 4,365 4,666 4,885 5,665 6,119 5,896 4,767 4,486 4,224 4,202 4,810
Employment 3,704 3,744 3,857 4,206 4,492 5,300 5,788 5,588 4,429 4,077 3,802 3,766 4,396
Unemployment 488 505 508 460 393 365 331 308 338 409 422 436 414
Unemployment Rate 11.6% 11.9% 11.6% 9.9% 8.0% 6.4% 5.4% 5.2% 7.1% 9.1% 10.0% 10.4% 8.6%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,335 4,336 4,387 4,582 5,001 5,623 5,974 5,871 5,137 4,617 4,368 4,356 4,882
Employment 3,816 3,793 3,859 4,123 4,610 5,246 5,641 5,569 4,816 4,194 3,928 3,916 4,459
Unemployment 519 543 528 459 391 377 333 302 321 423 440 440 423
Unemployment Rate 12.0% 12.5% 12.0% 10.0% 7.8% 6.7% 5.6% 5.1% 6.2% 9.2% 10.1% 10.1% 8.7%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,295 4,342 4,497 4,640 5,093 5,697 5,853 5,802 5,246 4,551 4,323 4,264 4,884
Employment 3,710 3,730 3,913 4,134 4,658 5,275 5,460 5,442 4,868 4,106 3,863 3,792 4,413
Unemployment 585 612 584 506 435 422 393 360 378 445 460 472 471
Unemployment Rate 13.6% 14.1% 13.0% 10.9% 8.5% 7.4% 6.7% 6.2% 7.2% 9.8% 10.6% 11.1% 9.6%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,360 4,375 4,504 4,633 5,087 5,748 5,859 5,898 5,378 4,634 4,390 4,336 4,934
Employment 3,781 3,798 3,954 4,127 4,609 5,305 5,458 5,523 4,971 4,131 3,863 3,808 4,444
Unemployment 579 577 550 506 478 443 401 375 407 503 527 528 490
Unemployment Rate 13.3% 13.2% 12.2% 10.9% 9.4% 7.7% 6.8% 6.4% 7.6% 10.9% 12.0% 12.2% 9.9%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,464 4,325 4,471 4,583 4,971 5,686 5,879 5,860 5,248 4,561 4,362 4,320 4,894
Employment 3,904 3,743 3,933 4,097 4,515 5,257 5,496 5,507 4,856 4,078 3,857 3,786 4,419
Unemployment 560 582 538 486 456 429 383 353 392 483 505 534 475
Unemployment Rate 12.5% 13.5% 12.0% 10.6% 9.2% 7.5% 6.5% 6.0% 7.5% 10.6% 11.6% 12.4% 9.7%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,433 4,482 4,583 4,630 4,987 5,569 5,902 5,956 5,319 4,549 4,434 4,411 4,938
Employment 3,844 3,869 4,013 4,107 4,536 5,130 5,517 5,590 4,928 4,064 3,927 3,858 4,449
Unemployment 589 613 570 523 451 439 385 366 391 485 507 553 489
Unemployment Rate 13.3% 13.7% 12.4% 11.3% 9.0% 7.9% 6.5% 6.1% 7.4% 10.7% 11.4% 12.5% 9.9%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,390 4,414 4,550 4,640 5,058 5,441 5,621 5,706 5,337 4,550 4,412 4,390 4,875
Employment 3,853 3,842 4,020 4,183 4,646 5,048 5,252 5,352 4,967 4,091 3,919 3,860 4,419
Unemployment 537 572 530 457 412 393 369 354 370 459 493 530 456
Unemployment Rate 12.2% 13.0% 11.6% 9.8% 8.1% 7.2% 6.6% 6.2% 6.9% 10.1% 11.2% 12.1% 9.4%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,440 4,512 4,682 4,909 5,633 6,258 6,742 6,811 5,940 4,856 4,691 4,602 5,340
Employment 3,893 3,942 4,150 4,426 5,206 5,846 6,372 6,463 5,597 4,403 4,212 4,134 4,887
Unemployment 547 570 532 483 427 412 370 348 343 453 479 468 453
Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.6% 11.4% 9.8% 7.6% 6.6% 5.5% 5.1% 5.8% 9.3% 10.2% 10.2% 8.5%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,525 4,668 4,770 4,946 5,456 6,093 6,406 6,428 5,948 4,768 4,626 4,477 5,259
Employment 3,992 4,102 4,229 4,459 5,042 5,705 6,047 6,102 5,611 4,325 4,163 4,013 4,816
Unemployment 533 566 541 487 414 388 359 326 337 443 463 464 443
Unemployment Rate 11.8% 12.1% 11.3% 9.8% 7.6% 6.4% 5.6% 5.1% 5.7% 9.3% 10.0% 10.4% 8.4%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,521 4,656 4,664 4,863 5,409 6,107 6,274 6,249 5,789 4,844 4,638 4,610 5,219
Employment 3,951 4,064 4,108 4,373 4,978 5,727 5,934 5,944 5,467 4,434 4,191 4,166 4,778
Unemployment 570 592 556 490 431 380 340 305 322 410 447 444 441
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.7% 11.9% 10.1% 8.0% 6.2% 5.4% 4.9% 5.6% 8.5% 9.6% 9.6% 8.4%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,640 4,707 4,747 4,840 5,296 6,009 6,173 6,171 5,655 4,812 4,691 4,559 5,192
Employment 4,055 4,106 4,216 4,373 4,880 5,645 5,849 5,865 5,333 4,367 4,216 4,077 4,749
Unemployment 585 601 531 467 416 364 324 306 322 445 475 482 443
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.8% 11.2% 9.6% 7.9% 6.1% 5.2% 5.0% 5.7% 9.2% 10.1% 10.6% 8.5%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,744 4,838 4,899 4,985 5,383 5,925 6,114 6,313 5,722 4,905 4,741 4,601 5,264
Employment 4,105 4,145 4,281 4,462 4,914 5,484 5,728 5,959 5,333 4,414 4,247 4,096 4,764
Unemployment 639 693 618 523 469 441 386 354 389 491 494 505 500
Unemployment Rate 13.5% 14.3% 12.6% 10.5% 8.7% 7.4% 6.3% 5.6% 6.8% 10.0% 10.4% 11.0% 9.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,759 4,893 4,944 5,012 5,418 6,145 6,392 6,382 5,760 5,180 4,846 4,821 5,380
Employment 4,106 4,190 4,284 4,444 4,906 5,663 5,984 6,000 5,346 4,645 4,289 4,267 4,844
Unemployment 653 703 660 568 512 482 408 382 414 535 557 554 536
Unemployment Rate 13.7% 14.4% 13.3% 11.3% 9.4% 7.8% 6.4% 6.0% 7.2% 10.3% 11.5% 11.5% 10.0%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,900 4,983 5,120 5,188 5,542 6,232 6,216 6,264 5,484 4,898 4,838 4,836 5,375
Employment 4,217 4,259 4,476 4,596 5,031 5,736 5,799 5,859 5,052 4,366 4,282 4,273 4,829
Unemployment 683 724 644 592 511 496 417 405 432 532 556 563 546
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 14.5% 12.6% 11.4% 9.2% 8.0% 6.7% 6.5% 7.9% 10.9% 11.5% 11.6% 10.2%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,652 4,769 4,814 5,002 5,418 5,872 6,139 6,006 5,453 4,887 4,668 4,677 5,196
Employment 4,092 4,179 4,246 4,468 4,962 5,428 5,711 5,601 5,004 4,331 4,084 4,070 4,681
Unemployment 560 590 568 534 456 444 428 405 449 556 584 607 515
Unemployment Rate 12.0% 12.4% 11.8% 10.7% 8.4% 7.6% 7.0% 6.7% 8.2% 11.4% 12.5% 13.0% 9.9%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,523 4,734 4,638 4,777 5,075 5,551 6,068 5,960 5,426 4,793 4,706 4,708 5,080
Employment 3,988 4,142 4,130 4,257 4,627 5,163 5,735 5,671 5,099 4,358 4,240 4,206 4,635
Unemployment 535 592 508 520 448 388 333 289 327 435 466 502 445
Unemployment Rate 11.8% 12.5% 11.0% 10.9% 8.8% 7.0% 5.5% 4.8% 6.0% 9.1% 9.9% 10.7% 8.8%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,696 4,816 4,845 5,001 5,299 6,010 6,075 6,043 5,492 5,146 4,656 4,602 5,224
Employment 4,174 4,336 4,385 4,562 4,906 5,656 5,785 5,770 5,204 4,741 4,217 4,149 4,824
Unemployment 522 480 460 439 393 354 290 273 288 405 439 453 400
Unemployment Rate 11.1% 10.0% 9.5% 8.8% 7.4% 5.9% 4.8% 4.5% 5.2% 7.9% 9.4% 9.8% 7.7%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,886 4,854 4,893 4,969 5,087 5,469 5,568 5,412 5,154 5,050 4,859 4,740 5,079
Employment 4,239 4,292 4,376 4,479 4,677 5,015 5,280 5,150 4,834 4,546 4,328 4,198 4,618
Unemployment 647 562 517 490 410 454 288 262 320 504 531 542 461
Unemployment Rate 13.2% 11.6% 10.6% 9.9% 8.1% 8.3% 5.2% 4.8% 6.2% 10.0% 10.9% 11.4% 9.1%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,980 4,992 4,937 4,973 5,110 5,498 5,639 5,514 5,219 4,936 4,797 4,752 5,113
Employment 4,338 4,378 4,383 4,431 4,698 5,088 5,324 5,223 4,889 4,503 4,311 4,241 4,651
Unemployment 642 614 554 542 412 410 315 291 330 433 486 511 462
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 12.3% 11.2% 10.9% 8.1% 7.5% 5.6% 5.3% 6.3% 8.8% 10.1% 10.8% 9.0%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,011 5,188 5,200 5,289 5,292 5,817 6,175 5,903 5,454 5,153 4,978 4,857 5,360
Employment 4,331 4,505 4,522 4,665 4,837 5,322 5,727 5,530 5,043 4,627 4,433 4,317 4,822
Unemployment 680 683 678 624 455 495 448 373 411 526 545 540 538
Unemployment Rate 13.6% 13.2% 13.0% 11.8% 8.6% 8.5% 7.3% 6.3% 7.5% 10.2% 10.9% 11.1% 10.0%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,023 5,077 5,225 5,194 5,390 5,702 6,049 5,895 5,436 5,099 4,983 4,902 5,331
Employment 4,276 4,427 4,535 4,538 4,860 5,192 5,608 5,518 5,017 4,565 4,371 4,213 4,760
Unemployment 747 650 690 656 530 510 441 377 419 534 612 689 571
Unemployment Rate 14.9% 12.8% 13.2% 12.6% 9.8% 8.9% 7.3% 6.4% 7.7% 10.5% 12.3% 14.1% 10.7%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,077 5,155 5,228 5,175 5,376 5,733 6,090 6,000 5,400 5,319 5,118 4,936 5,384
Employment 4,423 4,570 4,617 4,611 4,878 5,270 5,663 5,518 5,047 4,806 4,526 4,351 4,857
Unemployment 654 585 611 564 498 463 427 482 353 513 592 585 527
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 11.3% 11.7% 10.9% 9.3% 8.1% 7.0% 8.0% 6.5% 9.6% 11.6% 11.9% 9.8%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,866 5,232 5,217 5,109 5,256 5,744 6,109 5,877 5,313 5,209 5,025 4,785 5,312
Employment 4,213 4,546 4,625 4,529 4,748 5,306 5,655 5,466 4,945 4,701 4,521 4,320 4,798
Unemployment 653 686 592 580 508 438 454 411 368 508 504 465 514
Unemployment Rate 13.4% 13.1% 11.3% 11.4% 9.7% 7.6% 7.4% 7.0% 6.9% 9.8% 10.0% 9.7% 9.7%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,550 4,769 4,909 4,998 5,151 5,788 6,182 5,887 5,259 5,247 5,052 4,967 5,230
Employment 3,979 4,177 4,351 4,474 4,707 5,322 5,771 5,544 4,928 4,752 4,509 4,406 4,743
Unemployment 571 592 558 524 444 466 411 343 331 495 543 561 487
Unemployment Rate 12.5% 12.4% 11.4% 10.5% 8.6% 8.1% 6.6% 5.8% 6.3% 9.4% 10.7% 11.3% 9.3%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,683 4,849 4,889 4,958 5,126 5,613 5,778 5,427 5,193 5,006 4,783 4,726 5,086
Employment 3,975 4,097 4,187 4,345 4,599 5,088 5,349 5,106 4,844 4,590 4,340 4,290 4,568
Unemployment 708 752 702 613 527 525 429 321 349 416 443 436 518
Unemployment Rate 15.1% 15.5% 14.4% 12.4% 10.3% 9.4% 7.4% 5.9% 6.7% 8.3% 9.3% 9.2% 10.2%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,850 4,917 5,009 5,154 5,190 5,439 5,813 5,608 5,069 4,772 4,731 4,608 5,096
Employment 4,224 4,275 4,327 4,544 4,747 5,015 5,477 5,245 4,784 4,382 4,210 4,106 4,611
Unemployment 626 642 682 610 443 424 336 363 285 390 521 502 485
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13.1% 13.6% 11.8% 8.5% 7.8% 5.8% 6.5% 5.6% 8.2% 11.0% 10.9% 9.5%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,669 4,889 5,013 5,214 5,526 5,649 5,881 5,669 4,958 4,872 4,857 4,842 5,170
Employment 3,999 4,121 4,198 4,435 4,720 5,061 5,452 5,284 4,604 4,475 4,349 4,317 4,585
Unemployment 670 768 815 779 806 588 429 385 354 397 508 525 585
Unemployment Rate 14.3% 15.7% 16.3% 14.9% 14.6% 10.4% 7.3% 6.8% 7.1% 8.1% 10.5% 10.8% 11.3%

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.