Municipality of Anchorage Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2017

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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.

                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,099 157,462 157,950
Employment 147,369 148,247 148,789
Unemployment 8,730 9,215 9,161
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.9% 5.8%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,606 155,841 155,410 155,155 156,364 156,634 156,035 153,757 155,003 156,074 158,140 158,326 156,112
Employment 148,120 147,026 146,913 146,987 148,093 147,898 148,007 146,152 146,959 148,190 150,011 150,274 147,886
Unemployment 8,486 8,815 8,497 8,168 8,271 8,736 8,028 7,605 8,044 7,884 8,129 8,052 8,226
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.7% 5.5% 5.3% 5.3% 5.6% 5.1% 4.9% 5.2% 5.1% 5.1% 5.1% 5.3%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,636 155,965 155,875 155,242 156,802 157,395 156,677 154,127 155,078 157,194 158,601 158,655 156,521
Employment 148,403 147,563 147,641 147,436 149,121 149,155 149,299 147,120 147,679 149,721 150,681 150,832 148,721
Unemployment 8,233 8,402 8,234 7,806 7,681 8,240 7,378 7,007 7,399 7,473 7,920 7,823 7,800
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.4% 5.3% 5.0% 4.9% 5.2% 4.7% 4.5% 4.8% 4.8% 5.0% 4.9% 5.0%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,258 157,782 157,674 156,925 158,500 159,474 158,327 156,452 156,825 159,030 160,158 160,215 158,302
Employment 149,535 148,656 148,874 148,519 150,242 150,484 150,256 148,662 149,073 151,556 152,371 152,610 150,070
Unemployment 8,723 9,126 8,800 8,406 8,258 8,990 8,071 7,790 7,752 7,474 7,787 7,605 8,232
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.8% 5.6% 5.4% 5.2% 5.6% 5.1% 5.0% 4.9% 4.7% 4.9% 4.7% 5.2%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,705 157,687 157,072 156,914 158,289 159,331 158,380 156,645 156,848 159,023 160,808 161,118 158,402
Employment 149,811 148,827 148,557 148,618 150,151 150,575 150,496 149,134 149,361 151,248 152,843 153,245 150,239
Unemployment 8,894 8,860 8,515 8,296 8,138 8,756 7,884 7,511 7,487 7,775 7,965 7,873 8,163
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.6% 5.4% 5.3% 5.1% 5.5% 5.0% 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% 5.0% 4.9% 5.2%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,649 157,941 157,679 157,027 158,116 159,006 158,482 156,943 156,663 159,450 160,488 160,957 158,450
Employment 149,177 148,359 148,391 148,182 149,513 149,942 150,280 149,299 149,115 151,844 152,573 152,806 149,957
Unemployment 9,472 9,582 9,288 8,845 8,603 9,064 8,202 7,644 7,548 7,606 7,915 8,151 8,493
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.1% 5.9% 5.6% 5.4% 5.7% 5.2% 4.9% 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% 5.1% 5.4%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,848 157,695 157,326 157,403 158,399 160,038 159,205 157,462 157,829 160,274 161,416 162,184 159,006
Employment 148,325 147,072 147,036 147,669 148,921 150,044 150,164 148,804 149,116 151,551 152,537 153,268 149,542
Unemployment 10,523 10,623 10,290 9,734 9,478 9,994 9,041 8,658 8,713 8,723 8,879 8,916 9,464
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.7% 6.5% 6.2% 6.0% 6.2% 5.7% 5.5% 5.5% 5.4% 5.5% 5.5% 6.0%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,507 155,553 155,304 155,230 156,767 158,093 158,363 156,270 156,389 158,870 159,859 160,718 157,327
Employment 145,517 144,104 143,921 144,473 146,229 147,293 148,498 146,799 146,628 149,111 149,847 150,894 146,943
Unemployment 10,990 11,449 11,383 10,757 10,538 10,800 9,865 9,471 9,761 9,759 10,012 9,824 10,384
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.4% 7.3% 6.9% 6.7% 6.8% 6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6.1% 6.3% 6.1% 6.6%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 153,759 153,279 152,997 152,723 153,033 153,056 151,085 150,084 152,240 155,318 156,206 155,939 153,310
Employment 144,283 143,434 143,062 143,161 143,255 142,147 141,140 140,409 142,054 145,048 146,259 145,827 143,340
Unemployment 9,476 9,845 9,935 9,562 9,778 10,909 9,945 9,675 10,186 10,270 9,947 10,112 9,970
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.4% 6.5% 6.3% 6.4% 7.1% 6.6% 6.4% 6.7% 6.6% 6.4% 6.5% 6.5%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 152,715 151,573 151,437 151,763 150,786 151,683 150,138 148,761 150,738 154,709 155,169 155,593 152,089
Employment 144,511 143,462 143,226 144,123 142,899 143,253 142,453 141,137 143,068 147,204 147,261 147,366 144,164
Unemployment 8,204 8,111 8,211 7,640 7,887 8,430 7,685 7,624 7,670 7,505 7,908 8,227 7,925
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.0% 5.2% 5.6% 5.1% 5.1% 5.1% 4.9% 5.1% 5.3% 5.2%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,865 151,022 150,546 150,006 149,595 151,602 150,713 148,178 149,670 153,035 154,801 155,621 151,388
Employment 143,801 142,987 142,944 142,686 142,660 143,894 143,737 141,187 142,264 146,062 147,478 147,881 143,965
Unemployment 8,064 8,035 7,602 7,320 6,935 7,708 6,976 6,991 7,406 6,973 7,323 7,740 7,423
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.3% 5.0% 4.9% 4.6% 5.1% 4.6% 4.7% 4.9% 4.6% 4.7% 5.0% 4.9%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,035 150,861 150,164 150,241 150,382 151,061 149,549 148,415 149,880 153,283 154,065 155,544 151,207
Employment 142,282 141,587 141,673 141,923 142,506 142,961 142,056 141,141 142,303 146,324 146,824 148,080 143,305
Unemployment 8,753 9,274 8,491 8,318 7,876 8,100 7,493 7,274 7,577 6,959 7,241 7,464 7,902
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.1% 5.7% 5.5% 5.2% 5.4% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1% 4.5% 4.7% 4.8% 5.2%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 148,622 148,369 147,437 147,751 147,245 148,141 146,977 145,482 148,415 151,590 153,033 154,058 148,927
Employment 139,747 139,000 138,850 139,507 139,519 139,799 139,404 138,191 140,408 143,994 144,756 145,844 140,752
Unemployment 8,875 9,369 8,587 8,244 7,726 8,342 7,573 7,291 8,007 7,596 8,277 8,214 8,175
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.3% 5.8% 5.6% 5.2% 5.6% 5.2% 5.0% 5.4% 5.0% 5.4% 5.3% 5.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 147,976 147,590 147,204 146,377 146,188 147,464 145,590 144,805 145,910 149,146 151,391 152,261 147,659
Employment 138,451 137,934 137,675 137,322 137,664 138,140 137,423 136,827 137,781 141,326 143,183 143,924 138,971
Unemployment 9,525 9,656 9,529 9,055 8,524 9,324 8,167 7,978 8,129 7,820 8,208 8,337 8,688
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% 6.2% 5.8% 6.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.6% 5.2% 5.4% 5.5% 5.9%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 148,525 147,277 146,545 147,078 146,432 148,949 145,139 144,693 145,791 148,657 150,920 151,524 147,628
Employment 138,960 137,264 136,982 137,602 137,328 138,641 136,262 135,910 137,120 140,626 142,234 142,831 138,480
Unemployment 9,565 10,013 9,563 9,476 9,104 10,308 8,877 8,783 8,671 8,031 8,686 8,693 9,148
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.8% 6.5% 6.4% 6.2% 6.9% 6.1% 6.1% 5.9% 5.4% 5.8% 5.7% 6.2%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 144,760 143,804 143,624 143,121 143,184 146,869 143,207 142,781 144,076 146,224 147,634 148,657 144,828
Employment 136,568 135,377 135,005 134,670 135,466 138,174 135,329 134,832 136,191 138,697 139,519 139,844 136,639
Unemployment 8,192 8,427 8,619 8,451 7,718 8,695 7,878 7,949 7,885 7,527 8,115 8,813 8,189
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.9% 6.0% 5.9% 5.4% 5.9% 5.5% 5.6% 5.5% 5.1% 5.5% 5.9% 5.7%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 144,027 141,549 141,556 141,663 141,302 143,359 139,922 138,829 140,126 142,696 144,277 145,586 142,074
Employment 136,223 133,907 133,988 134,664 134,964 136,266 133,645 132,319 133,915 136,380 137,767 138,676 135,226
Unemployment 7,804 7,642 7,568 6,999 6,338 7,093 6,277 6,510 6,211 6,316 6,510 6,910 6,848
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.3% 4.9% 4.5% 4.9% 4.5% 4.7% 4.4% 4.4% 4.5% 4.7% 4.8%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 142,473 141,274 141,315 140,839 139,962 140,567 138,300 137,181 137,411 140,608 141,970 143,569 140,456
Employment 134,941 133,365 133,521 133,692 132,968 133,109 131,997 130,695 131,266 134,511 135,558 136,935 133,547
Unemployment 7,532 7,909 7,794 7,147 6,994 7,458 6,303 6,486 6,145 6,097 6,412 6,634 6,909
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.1% 5.0% 5.3% 4.6% 4.7% 4.5% 4.3% 4.5% 4.6% 4.9%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 143,425 142,029 141,325 139,742 139,956 141,585 140,647 139,072 138,544 142,351 144,915 146,226 141,652
Employment 136,687 134,785 134,505 133,409 134,029 135,056 134,739 133,502 133,001 136,577 139,022 140,287 135,467
Unemployment 6,738 7,244 6,820 6,333 5,927 6,529 5,908 5,570 5,543 5,774 5,893 5,939 6,185
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 4.5% 4.2% 4.6% 4.2% 4.0% 4.0% 4.1% 4.1% 4.1% 4.4%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 140,114 138,604 138,881 138,144 138,600 139,647 138,736 137,177 137,708 140,981 142,785 144,380 139,647
Employment 133,379 131,939 132,039 132,208 132,753 133,071 133,008 131,728 132,032 135,259 137,107 138,755 133,607
Unemployment 6,735 6,665 6,842 5,936 5,847 6,576 5,728 5,449 5,676 5,722 5,678 5,625 6,040
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 4.8% 4.9% 4.3% 4.2% 4.7% 4.1% 4.0% 4.1% 4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 4.3%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 138,286 136,782 136,761 134,980 135,516 136,157 135,458 135,153 135,087 138,000 140,810 141,879 137,073
Employment 130,445 128,492 128,357 127,589 128,703 128,906 128,881 128,605 128,370 131,527 134,356 135,777 130,001
Unemployment 7,841 8,290 8,404 7,391 6,813 7,251 6,577 6,548 6,717 6,473 6,454 6,102 7,072
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 6.1% 6.1% 5.5% 5.0% 5.3% 4.9% 4.8% 5.0% 4.7% 4.6% 4.3% 5.2%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 137,034 134,642 134,241 133,151 132,709 133,485 133,146 131,754 132,760 136,719 138,938 139,966 134,879
Employment 128,951 126,834 126,423 125,857 125,691 126,480 126,394 125,699 126,319 130,238 131,863 133,274 127,835
Unemployment 8,083 7,808 7,818 7,294 7,018 7,005 6,752 6,055 6,441 6,481 7,075 6,692 7,044
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.8% 5.8% 5.5% 5.3% 5.2% 5.1% 4.6% 4.9% 4.7% 5.1% 4.8% 5.2%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 136,154 133,623 133,554 132,564 132,063 132,291 132,371 130,834 131,036 134,744 136,540 137,828 133,634
Employment 128,778 126,210 126,338 125,563 125,295 125,493 126,033 124,709 124,660 128,018 129,746 131,052 126,825
Unemployment 7,376 7,413 7,216 7,001 6,768 6,798 6,338 6,125 6,376 6,726 6,794 6,776 6,809
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 5.3% 5.1% 5.1% 4.8% 4.7% 4.9% 5.0% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 135,088 132,809 131,667 132,243 133,142 132,956 133,101 131,777 131,567 134,506 135,300 137,219 133,448
Employment 126,967 124,382 123,662 124,541 125,850 125,336 125,818 125,184 125,050 127,813 128,826 130,831 126,188
Unemployment 8,121 8,427 8,005 7,702 7,292 7,620 7,283 6,593 6,517 6,693 6,474 6,388 7,260
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.3% 6.1% 5.8% 5.5% 5.7% 5.5% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.8% 4.7% 5.4%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 131,244 129,901 129,025 128,227 131,153 132,678 132,297 130,768 130,604 133,296 135,208 136,082 131,707
Employment 122,545 120,834 120,328 120,222 123,133 124,148 124,642 123,772 123,902 126,161 128,234 129,375 123,941
Unemployment 8,699 9,067 8,697 8,005 8,020 8,530 7,655 6,996 6,702 7,135 6,974 6,707 7,766
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 7.0% 6.7% 6.2% 6.1% 6.4% 5.8% 5.3% 5.1% 5.4% 5.2% 4.9% 5.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 127,527 126,636 125,885 124,763 126,686 128,812 130,433 129,075 128,063 130,397 131,213 131,842 128,444
Employment 117,839 116,526 115,900 115,499 117,181 118,838 121,395 120,600 119,347 121,972 122,771 123,773 119,303
Unemployment 9,688 10,110 9,985 9,264 9,505 9,974 9,038 8,475 8,716 8,425 8,442 8,069 9,141
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 8.0% 7.9% 7.4% 7.5% 7.7% 6.9% 6.6% 6.8% 6.5% 6.4% 6.1% 7.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 121,670 121,865 122,069 121,037 122,376 125,942 125,945 124,568 124,721 127,318 127,321 128,079 124,410
Employment 114,694 113,980 114,185 113,508 114,241 117,509 117,919 116,790 116,294 118,786 118,672 119,472 116,338
Unemployment 6,976 7,885 7,884 7,529 8,135 8,433 8,026 7,778 8,427 8,532 8,649 8,607 8,072
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 6.5% 6.5% 6.2% 6.6% 6.7% 6.4% 6.2% 6.8% 6.7% 6.8% 6.7% 6.5%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 123,110 121,825 121,995 120,001 121,976 123,487 124,570 123,451 122,205 123,917 123,876 124,017 122,869
Employment 116,230 115,034 115,402 113,430 115,256 117,292 118,702 117,678 116,211 118,268 117,979 117,999 116,623
Unemployment 6,880 6,791 6,593 6,571 6,720 6,195 5,868 5,773 5,994 5,649 5,897 6,018 6,246
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.6% 5.4% 5.5% 5.5% 5.0% 4.7% 4.7% 4.9% 4.6% 4.8% 4.9% 5.1%

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.