Municipality of Anchorage Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2018

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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.

                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 155,127 154,349 154,127 153,388
Employment 145,262 144,071 144,306 143,857
Unemployment 9,865 10,278 9,821 9,531
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.7% 6.4% 6.2%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,296 155,209 154,761 153,388 155,891 156,681 156,520 153,682 154,363 155,078 156,453 156,235 155,462
Employment 146,816 145,405 145,099 143,857 146,550 146,947 147,472 145,057 145,201 146,083 147,238 147,186 146,175
Unemployment 9,480 9,804 9,662 9,531 9,341 9,734 9,048 8,625 9,162 8,995 9,215 9,049 9,287
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.3% 6.2% 6.2% 6.0% 6.2% 5.8% 5.6% 5.9% 5.8% 5.9% 5.8% 6.0%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,129 155,456 155,197 154,899 155,856 156,464 156,230 153,707 154,424 155,635 157,836 157,734 155,798
Employment 147,455 146,388 146,383 146,380 147,223 147,379 147,794 145,706 145,881 147,182 148,984 148,946 147,142
Unemployment 8,674 9,068 8,814 8,519 8,633 9,085 8,436 8,001 8,543 8,453 8,852 8,788 8,656
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.8% 5.7% 5.5% 5.5% 5.8% 5.4% 5.2% 5.5% 5.4% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 156,886 156,383 156,408 155,827 157,256 157,750 157,204 154,632 155,596 157,659 159,304 159,220 157,011
Employment 148,601 147,887 148,037 147,866 149,434 149,409 149,707 147,555 148,081 150,052 151,154 151,200 149,082
Unemployment 8,285 8,496 8,371 7,961 7,822 8,341 7,497 7,077 7,515 7,607 8,150 8,020 7,929
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.4% 5.4% 5.1% 5.0% 5.3% 4.8% 4.6% 4.8% 4.8% 5.1% 5.0% 5.0%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 157,937 157,604 157,591 156,936 158,434 159,233 158,198 156,337 156,860 158,891 160,328 160,207 158,213
Employment 149,251 148,473 148,714 148,465 150,061 150,320 150,087 148,661 149,109 151,458 152,427 152,653 149,973
Unemployment 8,686 9,131 8,877 8,471 8,373 8,913 8,111 7,676 7,751 7,433 7,901 7,554 8,240
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.8% 5.6% 5.4% 5.3% 5.6% 5.1% 4.9% 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 158,570 157,742 157,236 157,149 158,420 159,278 158,375 156,604 156,858 158,851 160,838 160,900 158,401
Employment 149,627 148,779 148,555 148,707 150,098 150,524 150,390 149,136 149,315 151,077 152,753 153,071 150,169
Unemployment 8,943 8,963 8,681 8,442 8,322 8,754 7,985 7,468 7,543 7,774 8,085 7,829 8,232
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 5.5% 5.4% 5.3% 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 158,531 157,802 157,567 156,965 158,106 158,878 158,469 156,870 156,667 159,342 160,485 160,879 158,380
Employment 149,100 148,247 148,277 148,133 149,443 149,890 150,239 149,275 149,097 151,754 152,523 152,786 149,897
Unemployment 9,431 9,555 9,290 8,832 8,663 8,988 8,230 7,595 7,570 7,588 7,962 8,093 8,483
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.1% 5.9% 5.6% 5.5% 5.7% 5.2% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 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 157,229 156,352 156,096 155,858 157,159 158,666 159,023 156,901 156,941 159,423 160,347 161,081 157,923
Employment 146,239 144,903 144,713 145,101 146,621 147,866 149,158 147,430 147,180 149,664 150,335 151,257 147,539
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% 7.3% 7.3% 6.9% 6.7% 6.8% 6.2% 6.0% 6.2% 6.1% 6.2% 6.1% 6.6%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 154,098 153,660 153,738 153,183 153,758 153,632 151,937 150,742 152,449 155,725 156,630 156,446 153,834
Employment 144,604 143,697 143,702 143,288 143,634 142,846 142,009 141,156 142,342 145,474 146,346 146,569 143,806
Unemployment 9,494 9,963 10,036 9,895 10,124 10,786 9,928 9,586 10,107 10,251 10,284 9,877 10,028
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 7.0% 6.5% 6.4% 6.6% 6.6% 6.6% 6.3% 6.5%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,877 151,482 151,202 151,605 151,287 152,057 150,687 149,255 150,784 154,442 155,114 155,534 152,111
Employment 143,454 142,821 142,671 143,295 142,922 143,295 142,718 141,559 142,847 146,449 146,736 147,251 143,835
Unemployment 8,423 8,661 8,531 8,310 8,365 8,762 7,969 7,696 7,937 7,993 8,378 8,283 8,276
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.7% 5.6% 5.5% 5.5% 5.8% 5.3% 5.2% 5.3% 5.2% 5.4% 5.3% 5.4%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,064 150,610 150,226 149,827 149,966 151,721 150,920 148,542 148,934 152,522 153,809 154,469 151,051
Employment 142,900 142,302 142,201 142,174 142,381 143,615 143,636 141,436 141,395 145,140 146,076 146,771 143,336
Unemployment 8,164 8,308 8,025 7,653 7,585 8,106 7,284 7,106 7,539 7,382 7,733 7,698 7,715
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5% 5.3% 5.1% 5.1% 5.3% 4.8% 4.8% 5.1% 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 5.1%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,052 150,666 150,663 150,664 151,537 152,695 150,690 148,967 150,190 153,032 153,684 154,520 151,530
Employment 142,108 141,583 142,060 142,320 143,325 144,351 143,130 141,722 142,573 145,586 146,104 146,918 143,482
Unemployment 8,944 9,083 8,603 8,344 8,212 8,344 7,560 7,245 7,617 7,446 7,580 7,602 8,048
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.0% 5.7% 5.5% 5.4% 5.5% 5.0% 4.9% 5.1% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9% 5.3%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 148,363 148,135 147,821 147,910 147,935 148,808 147,895 146,019 148,114 151,265 152,636 153,433 149,028
Employment 139,441 138,995 139,097 139,696 139,840 140,273 140,158 138,716 140,396 143,549 144,519 145,398 140,840
Unemployment 8,922 9,140 8,724 8,214 8,095 8,535 7,737 7,303 7,718 7,716 8,117 8,035 8,188
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.2% 5.9% 5.6% 5.5% 5.7% 5.2% 5.0% 5.2% 5.1% 5.3% 5.2% 5.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 145,620 145,158 145,137 144,459 144,766 146,219 144,810 143,685 145,037 148,536 150,520 151,386 146,277
Employment 136,135 135,475 135,687 135,517 136,021 136,980 136,641 135,882 136,908 140,465 142,167 143,218 137,591
Unemployment 9,485 9,683 9,450 8,942 8,745 9,239 8,169 7,803 8,129 8,071 8,353 8,168 8,686
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.7% 6.5% 6.2% 6.0% 6.3% 5.6% 5.4% 5.6% 5.4% 5.5% 5.4% 5.9%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 146,338 145,095 144,729 144,613 144,754 146,710 143,645 142,617 143,482 146,371 148,069 148,703 145,428
Employment 136,781 135,110 134,970 135,124 135,409 136,831 134,671 134,086 134,829 137,863 139,148 139,896 136,227
Unemployment 9,557 9,985 9,759 9,489 9,345 9,879 8,974 8,531 8,653 8,508 8,921 8,807 9,201
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.9% 6.7% 6.6% 6.5% 6.7% 6.2% 6.0% 6.0% 5.8% 6.0% 5.9% 6.3%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 143,671 142,788 142,778 141,943 142,398 146,045 142,749 141,760 142,594 145,297 147,098 147,516 143,887
Employment 135,380 134,068 133,939 133,401 134,110 137,179 134,628 133,958 134,531 137,327 138,664 138,873 135,505
Unemployment 8,291 8,720 8,839 8,542 8,288 8,866 8,121 7,802 8,063 7,970 8,434 8,643 8,382
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.1% 6.2% 6.0% 5.8% 6.1% 5.7% 5.5% 5.7% 5.5% 5.7% 5.9% 5.8%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 142,878 140,911 141,125 141,276 141,843 143,586 140,601 139,375 140,161 142,544 144,205 144,691 141,933
Employment 135,028 133,066 133,400 134,083 134,748 136,144 133,849 132,992 133,559 135,811 137,144 137,564 134,782
Unemployment 7,850 7,845 7,725 7,193 7,095 7,442 6,752 6,383 6,602 6,733 7,061 7,127 7,151
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.6% 5.5% 5.1% 5.0% 5.2% 4.8% 4.6% 4.7% 4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 5.0%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 142,124 140,668 140,896 140,362 140,649 141,270 139,509 137,718 137,918 140,701 142,149 143,256 140,602
Employment 134,340 132,589 133,022 132,998 133,390 133,660 132,881 131,416 131,472 134,141 135,215 136,307 133,453
Unemployment 7,784 8,079 7,874 7,364 7,259 7,610 6,628 6,302 6,446 6,560 6,934 6,949 7,149
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.7% 5.6% 5.2% 5.2% 5.4% 4.8% 4.6% 4.7% 4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 5.1%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 143,290 141,875 141,632 140,256 140,697 142,136 141,533 140,010 139,680 142,801 145,497 146,326 142,144
Employment 136,313 134,375 134,430 133,442 134,116 135,315 135,317 134,307 133,809 136,765 139,109 140,022 135,610
Unemployment 6,977 7,500 7,202 6,814 6,581 6,821 6,216 5,703 5,871 6,036 6,388 6,304 6,534
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 5.3% 5.1% 4.9% 4.7% 4.8% 4.4% 4.1% 4.2% 4.2% 4.4% 4.3% 4.6%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 141,278 140,078 140,324 139,738 140,230 141,138 140,234 138,345 138,603 141,404 143,448 144,544 140,781
Employment 134,212 133,008 133,348 133,208 133,948 134,350 134,282 132,799 132,717 135,572 137,394 138,631 134,456
Unemployment 7,066 7,070 6,976 6,530 6,282 6,788 5,952 5,546 5,886 5,832 6,054 5,913 6,325
Unemployment Rate 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.7% 4.5% 4.8% 4.2% 4.0% 4.2% 4.1% 4.2% 4.1% 4.5%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 138,282 137,043 136,723 135,660 136,438 137,277 136,416 135,764 135,565 138,338 141,099 142,409 137,585
Employment 130,529 128,800 128,540 128,126 129,414 129,904 129,689 129,248 128,709 131,601 134,151 135,942 130,388
Unemployment 7,753 8,243 8,183 7,534 7,024 7,373 6,727 6,516 6,856 6,737 6,948 6,467 7,197
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 6.0% 6.0% 5.6% 5.1% 5.4% 4.9% 4.8% 5.1% 4.9% 4.9% 4.5% 5.2%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 137,224 134,794 134,634 133,829 133,486 134,502 133,900 132,791 133,416 136,725 138,945 139,812 135,338
Employment 129,195 126,891 126,757 126,292 126,427 127,184 127,084 126,477 126,602 130,014 131,778 132,967 128,139
Unemployment 8,029 7,903 7,877 7,537 7,059 7,318 6,816 6,314 6,814 6,711 7,167 6,845 7,199
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.9% 5.9% 5.6% 5.3% 5.4% 5.1% 4.8% 5.1% 4.9% 5.2% 4.9% 5.3%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 135,975 133,631 133,540 132,285 132,343 133,178 132,601 131,353 131,379 134,431 136,314 137,990 133,751
Employment 128,388 125,881 126,021 125,193 125,451 126,101 126,151 125,077 124,752 127,518 129,247 130,889 126,722
Unemployment 7,587 7,750 7,519 7,092 6,892 7,077 6,450 6,276 6,627 6,913 7,067 7,101 7,029
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.8% 5.6% 5.4% 5.2% 5.3% 4.9% 4.8% 5.0% 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% 5.3%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 135,432 133,538 132,909 133,068 133,870 134,107 134,224 132,716 132,660 134,550 135,337 137,165 134,131
Employment 127,460 125,186 124,950 125,287 126,355 126,334 126,836 126,132 125,942 127,714 128,537 130,355 126,757
Unemployment 7,972 8,352 7,959 7,781 7,515 7,773 7,388 6,584 6,718 6,836 6,800 6,810 7,374
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.3% 6.0% 5.8% 5.6% 5.8% 5.5% 5.0% 5.1% 5.1% 5.0% 5.0% 5.5%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 131,143 129,965 129,776 129,457 131,848 133,514 133,288 131,643 131,844 134,070 135,989 136,737 132,440
Employment 122,537 121,139 121,105 121,333 123,935 125,020 125,597 124,526 124,770 126,867 128,679 129,675 124,599
Unemployment 8,606 8,826 8,671 8,124 7,913 8,494 7,691 7,117 7,074 7,203 7,310 7,062 7,841
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.8% 6.7% 6.3% 6.0% 6.4% 5.8% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.2% 5.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 125,793 125,518 125,153 124,409 126,122 128,101 130,006 128,698 127,807 129,661 130,348 131,435 127,755
Employment 116,309 115,668 115,281 114,984 116,877 118,394 121,010 120,332 118,998 121,102 121,933 123,303 118,683
Unemployment 9,484 9,850 9,872 9,425 9,245 9,707 8,996 8,366 8,809 8,559 8,415 8,132 9,072
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.8% 7.9% 7.6% 7.3% 7.6% 6.9% 6.5% 6.9% 6.6% 6.5% 6.2% 7.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 121,266 121,312 121,575 120,578 121,606 124,907 124,737 123,317 122,789 125,219 125,358 126,003 123,222
Employment 113,973 113,405 113,533 112,573 113,611 116,364 116,591 115,410 114,245 116,726 116,581 117,326 115,028
Unemployment 7,293 7,907 8,042 8,005 7,995 8,543 8,146 7,907 8,544 8,493 8,777 8,677 8,194
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.6% 6.8% 6.5% 6.4% 7.0% 6.8% 7.0% 6.9% 6.6%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 120,297 119,818 120,710 118,762 120,780 123,114 123,611 122,476 122,710 123,997 124,334 124,181 122,065
Employment 113,482 113,073 113,917 112,261 114,289 116,593 117,627 116,491 116,567 118,061 118,100 117,896 115,696
Unemployment 6,815 6,745 6,793 6,501 6,491 6,521 5,984 5,985 6,143 5,936 6,234 6,285 6,369
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.6% 5.6% 5.5% 5.4% 5.3% 4.8% 4.9% 5.0% 4.8% 5.0% 5.1% 5.2%

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.