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Municipality of Anchorage 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 149,486 148,636 146,846
Employment 140,034 138,932 137,190
Unemployment 9,452 9,704 9,656
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.5% 6.6%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 150,045 148,989 148,587 146,093 148,097 148,057 148,495 142,607 142,512 152,130 152,637 152,457 148,392
Employment 143,738 143,088 141,117 127,936 130,790 131,946 133,686 133,582 133,160 143,315 143,604 143,093 137,421
Unemployment 6,307 5,901 7,470 18,157 17,307 16,111 14,809 9,025 9,352 8,815 9,033 9,364 10,971
Unemployment Rate 4.2% 4.0% 5.0% 12.4% 11.7% 10.9% 10.0% 6.3% 6.6% 5.8% 5.9% 6.1% 7.4%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 149,721 149,461 149,344 147,798 148,990 149,066 148,011 146,259 147,711 149,987 151,656 151,419 149,118
Employment 141,910 142,095 141,992 141,431 142,259 142,033 141,500 140,060 141,671 144,082 145,409 145,381 142,485
Unemployment 7,811 7,366 7,352 6,367 6,731 7,033 6,511 6,199 6,040 5,905 6,247 6,038 6,633
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 4.9% 4.9% 4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 4.4% 4.2% 4.1% 3.9% 4.1% 4.0% 4.4%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 152,350 151,775 151,388 150,437 151,754 151,105 150,141 147,609 149,361 151,825 152,746 152,313 151,067
Employment 143,880 143,116 143,246 142,677 144,476 143,169 143,096 140,890 142,592 144,893 145,741 145,015 143,566
Unemployment 8,470 8,659 8,142 7,760 7,278 7,936 7,045 6,719 6,769 6,932 7,005 7,298 7,501
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 5.4% 5.2% 4.8% 5.3% 4.7% 4.6% 4.5% 4.6% 4.6% 4.8% 5.0%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 155,250 154,834 153,876 153,687 154,121 154,877 154,310 151,614 152,395 153,689 155,435 154,457 154,046
Employment 146,242 145,670 145,084 145,302 145,785 146,186 146,186 143,715 144,384 145,966 147,284 146,280 145,674
Unemployment 9,008 9,164 8,792 8,385 8,336 8,691 8,124 7,899 8,011 7,723 8,151 8,177 8,372
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.9% 5.7% 5.5% 5.4% 5.6% 5.3% 5.2% 5.3% 5.0% 5.2% 5.3% 5.4%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 155,690 155,445 155,457 154,973 155,307 155,811 155,170 153,120 154,555 155,059 157,496 157,565 155,471
Employment 147,533 146,866 146,989 146,801 147,300 147,225 147,152 145,491 146,242 147,032 149,218 149,194 147,254
Unemployment 8,157 8,579 8,468 8,172 8,007 8,586 8,018 7,629 8,313 8,027 8,278 8,371 8,217
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 5.5% 5.4% 5.3% 5.2% 5.5% 5.2% 5.0% 5.4% 5.2% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 157,010 155,858 156,397 155,476 157,394 156,477 155,942 153,877 154,664 156,721 158,791 159,097 156,476
Employment 148,932 147,706 148,394 147,877 149,722 148,411 148,777 147,185 147,651 149,411 150,968 151,235 148,856
Unemployment 8,078 8,152 8,003 7,599 7,672 8,066 7,165 6,692 7,013 7,310 7,823 7,862 7,620
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% 4.9% 4.9% 5.2% 4.6% 4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 4.9% 4.9% 4.9%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 157,334 157,093 157,943 155,971 158,435 158,409 157,245 154,946 156,437 158,670 159,958 159,357 157,650
Employment 148,791 148,042 149,047 148,017 150,315 149,770 149,185 147,169 148,924 151,493 152,254 152,082 149,591
Unemployment 8,543 9,051 8,896 7,954 8,120 8,639 8,060 7,777 7,513 7,177 7,704 7,275 8,059
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.8% 5.6% 5.1% 5.1% 5.5% 5.1% 5.0% 4.8% 4.5% 4.8% 4.6% 5.1%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,086 157,686 156,396 156,298 158,022 158,633 157,081 155,296 156,401 157,762 160,092 159,893 157,637
Employment 148,824 148,810 147,926 148,091 149,763 149,738 149,072 147,796 148,903 149,848 152,100 152,202 149,423
Unemployment 9,262 8,876 8,470 8,207 8,259 8,895 8,009 7,500 7,498 7,914 7,992 7,691 8,214
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.6% 5.4% 5.3% 5.2% 5.6% 5.1% 4.8% 4.8% 5.0% 5.0% 4.8% 5.2%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 157,263 157,394 157,449 156,526 157,473 158,230 157,175 155,725 156,223 159,251 159,625 160,645 157,748
Employment 147,808 147,802 148,071 147,822 148,743 149,042 148,635 147,984 148,707 151,668 151,613 152,230 149,177
Unemployment 9,455 9,592 9,378 8,704 8,730 9,188 8,540 7,741 7,516 7,583 8,012 8,415 8,571
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.1% 6.0% 5.6% 5.5% 5.8% 5.4% 5.0% 4.8% 4.8% 5.0% 5.2% 5.4%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,023 157,260 157,042 156,465 158,013 158,927 157,525 156,542 157,539 159,899 161,475 161,872 158,382
Employment 147,220 146,548 146,570 146,687 148,361 148,751 148,268 147,701 148,501 150,989 152,418 152,757 148,731
Unemployment 10,803 10,712 10,472 9,778 9,652 10,176 9,257 8,841 9,038 8,910 9,057 9,115 9,651
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6.8% 6.7% 6.2% 6.1% 6.4% 5.9% 5.6% 5.7% 5.6% 5.6% 5.6% 6.1%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 157,212 156,378 156,467 157,204 156,860 157,840 158,445 156,453 156,807 158,921 159,887 160,449 157,743
Employment 145,637 144,314 144,354 146,015 146,078 147,016 148,420 146,730 146,841 149,014 149,341 150,160 146,993
Unemployment 11,575 12,064 12,113 11,189 10,782 10,824 10,025 9,723 9,966 9,907 10,546 10,289 10,750
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.7% 7.7% 7.1% 6.9% 6.9% 6.3% 6.2% 6.4% 6.2% 6.6% 6.4% 6.8%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 153,718 153,703 153,565 153,524 153,732 153,555 151,349 150,890 152,469 155,262 156,519 155,578 153,655
Employment 144,014 143,450 143,094 143,491 143,291 142,415 141,170 141,148 142,053 144,614 145,999 145,317 143,338
Unemployment 9,704 10,253 10,471 10,033 10,441 11,140 10,179 9,742 10,416 10,648 10,520 10,261 10,317
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6.8% 7.3% 6.7% 6.5% 6.8% 6.9% 6.7% 6.6% 6.7%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,272 150,796 151,265 151,478 150,990 151,473 149,714 149,370 150,478 154,236 155,000 156,008 151,840
Employment 143,152 142,626 143,057 143,731 142,858 143,105 142,006 141,879 142,861 146,550 146,922 147,726 143,873
Unemployment 8,120 8,170 8,208 7,747 8,132 8,368 7,708 7,491 7,617 7,686 8,078 8,282 7,967
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.1% 5.4% 5.5% 5.1% 5.0% 5.1% 5.0% 5.2% 5.3% 5.2%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 151,412 150,212 150,659 149,402 149,159 150,975 150,608 147,463 149,091 152,228 154,111 154,752 150,839
Employment 143,228 141,998 142,806 141,725 141,748 143,054 143,407 140,509 141,601 145,153 146,499 146,962 143,224
Unemployment 8,184 8,214 7,853 7,677 7,411 7,921 7,201 6,954 7,490 7,075 7,612 7,790 7,615
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.5% 5.2% 5.1% 5.0% 5.2% 4.8% 4.7% 5.0% 4.6% 4.9% 5.0% 5.0%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 150,115 150,582 150,194 149,722 151,030 151,712 149,788 148,644 149,866 152,911 154,172 154,829 151,131
Employment 141,435 141,469 141,649 141,253 142,846 143,548 142,075 141,423 142,188 145,743 146,533 147,094 143,105
Unemployment 8,680 9,113 8,545 8,469 8,184 8,164 7,713 7,221 7,678 7,168 7,639 7,735 8,026
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.1% 5.7% 5.7% 5.4% 5.4% 5.1% 4.9% 5.1% 4.7% 5.0% 5.0% 5.3%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 147,898 148,281 147,834 147,986 147,445 148,652 147,057 145,388 148,405 151,336 152,494 153,297 148,840
Employment 139,121 139,041 139,110 139,674 139,401 140,242 139,391 138,251 140,468 143,574 143,932 145,064 140,606
Unemployment 8,777 9,240 8,724 8,312 8,044 8,410 7,666 7,137 7,937 7,762 8,562 8,233 8,234
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.2% 5.9% 5.6% 5.5% 5.7% 5.2% 4.9% 5.3% 5.1% 5.6% 5.4% 5.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 146,283 145,620 145,958 144,983 145,039 146,267 144,839 143,462 145,211 148,965 151,106 151,500 146,603
Employment 136,894 136,136 136,281 135,967 136,276 137,011 136,757 135,813 137,195 141,022 142,604 143,166 137,927
Unemployment 9,389 9,484 9,677 9,016 8,763 9,256 8,082 7,649 8,016 7,943 8,502 8,334 8,676
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.5% 6.6% 6.2% 6.0% 6.3% 5.6% 5.3% 5.5% 5.3% 5.6% 5.5% 5.9%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 147,227 146,072 144,852 145,035 145,130 147,061 143,212 142,155 144,142 147,010 148,768 149,447 145,843
Employment 137,874 136,326 135,349 135,681 136,012 137,057 134,491 133,798 135,607 138,758 139,756 140,759 136,789
Unemployment 9,353 9,746 9,503 9,354 9,118 10,004 8,721 8,357 8,535 8,252 9,012 8,688 9,054
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.7% 6.6% 6.4% 6.3% 6.8% 6.1% 5.9% 5.9% 5.6% 6.1% 5.8% 6.2%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 143,572 143,700 143,579 142,291 142,797 146,424 142,495 141,704 143,505 145,839 147,203 147,350 144,205
Employment 135,214 135,188 134,624 133,645 134,832 137,711 134,705 134,072 135,703 138,246 138,782 138,580 135,942
Unemployment 8,358 8,512 8,955 8,646 7,965 8,713 7,790 7,632 7,802 7,593 8,421 8,770 8,263
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.9% 6.2% 6.1% 5.6% 6.0% 5.5% 5.4% 5.4% 5.2% 5.7% 6.0% 5.7%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 143,429 141,224 141,929 141,644 141,537 143,246 140,121 138,845 139,989 143,355 144,754 145,118 142,100
Employment 135,710 133,718 134,262 134,560 134,888 136,210 133,783 132,511 133,548 136,579 137,587 137,841 135,100
Unemployment 7,719 7,506 7,667 7,084 6,649 7,036 6,338 6,334 6,441 6,776 7,167 7,277 7,000
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.3% 5.4% 5.0% 4.7% 4.9% 4.5% 4.6% 4.6% 4.7% 5.0% 5.0% 4.9%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 142,242 141,508 141,985 140,653 140,833 141,466 138,775 137,368 137,706 140,859 142,028 143,572 140,750
Employment 134,728 133,670 134,056 133,343 133,470 133,895 132,301 130,937 131,200 134,456 135,093 136,780 133,661
Unemployment 7,514 7,838 7,929 7,310 7,363 7,571 6,474 6,431 6,506 6,403 6,935 6,792 7,089
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 5.5% 5.6% 5.2% 5.2% 5.4% 4.7% 4.7% 4.7% 4.5% 4.9% 4.7% 5.0%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 143,424 142,505 142,181 140,494 140,810 142,149 141,455 139,781 139,923 142,814 145,611 146,879 142,335
Employment 136,609 135,049 135,086 133,692 134,250 135,497 135,215 134,097 134,037 136,743 139,218 140,732 135,852
Unemployment 6,815 7,456 7,095 6,802 6,560 6,652 6,240 5,684 5,886 6,071 6,393 6,147 6,483
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 5.2% 5.0% 4.8% 4.7% 4.7% 4.4% 4.1% 4.2% 4.3% 4.4% 4.2% 4.6%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 141,253 139,404 140,456 139,264 140,057 141,028 139,227 137,884 138,517 141,620 143,590 144,223 140,544
Employment 134,420 132,529 133,299 132,974 133,856 134,235 133,241 132,345 132,437 135,603 137,473 138,392 134,234
Unemployment 6,833 6,875 7,157 6,290 6,201 6,793 5,986 5,539 6,080 6,017 6,117 5,831 6,310
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 4.9% 5.1% 4.5% 4.4% 4.8% 4.3% 4.0% 4.4% 4.2% 4.3% 4.0% 4.5%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 137,497 136,752 136,668 135,185 136,494 136,205 136,229 135,242 135,539 137,717 141,008 142,427 137,247
Employment 129,905 128,808 128,558 127,844 129,797 129,183 129,792 128,985 128,783 131,259 134,306 136,135 130,280
Unemployment 7,592 7,944 8,110 7,341 6,697 7,022 6,437 6,257 6,756 6,458 6,702 6,292 6,967
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.8% 5.9% 5.4% 4.9% 5.2% 4.7% 4.6% 5.0% 4.7% 4.8% 4.4% 5.1%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 136,204 134,230 134,523 133,470 132,748 133,915 133,452 132,348 132,783 137,020 138,432 139,434 134,880
Employment 128,139 126,553 126,661 126,031 125,716 126,985 126,763 126,509 126,275 130,641 131,342 132,843 127,872
Unemployment 8,065 7,677 7,862 7,439 7,032 6,930 6,689 5,839 6,508 6,379 7,090 6,591 7,008
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.7% 5.8% 5.6% 5.3% 5.2% 5.0% 4.4% 4.9% 4.7% 5.1% 4.7% 5.2%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 135,636 132,153 132,737 132,537 131,745 131,788 131,836 130,943 130,852 134,076 136,202 137,149 133,138
Employment 128,142 124,748 125,362 125,207 124,742 124,757 125,247 124,709 124,076 127,202 129,134 130,190 126,126
Unemployment 7,494 7,405 7,375 7,330 7,003 7,031 6,589 6,234 6,776 6,874 7,068 6,959 7,012
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.6% 5.6% 5.5% 5.3% 5.3% 5.0% 4.8% 5.2% 5.1% 5.2% 5.1% 5.3%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 134,826 133,557 132,172 132,210 133,075 133,165 133,028 132,114 132,118 133,911 134,187 136,541 133,408
Employment 126,596 125,068 124,054 124,280 125,648 125,585 125,621 125,482 125,369 127,065 127,474 130,003 126,020
Unemployment 8,230 8,489 8,118 7,930 7,427 7,580 7,407 6,632 6,749 6,846 6,713 6,538 7,388
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.4% 6.1% 6.0% 5.6% 5.7% 5.6% 5.0% 5.1% 5.1% 5.0% 4.8% 5.5%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 130,253 129,229 129,964 128,080 131,208 133,203 132,698 130,815 131,132 133,422 136,147 135,606 131,813
Employment 121,669 120,322 121,296 119,968 123,121 124,585 124,989 123,681 124,053 125,979 128,771 128,640 123,923
Unemployment 8,584 8,907 8,668 8,112 8,087 8,618 7,709 7,134 7,079 7,443 7,376 6,966 7,890
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.9% 6.7% 6.3% 6.2% 6.5% 5.8% 5.5% 5.4% 5.6% 5.4% 5.1% 6.0%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 125,033 124,882 124,793 123,902 125,599 127,978 129,920 128,432 128,161 128,365 130,502 131,365 127,412
Employment 115,664 115,107 115,107 114,775 116,374 118,144 121,052 120,131 119,363 120,005 121,954 123,238 118,410
Unemployment 9,369 9,775 9,686 9,127 9,225 9,834 8,868 8,301 8,798 8,360 8,548 8,127 9,002
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.8% 7.8% 7.4% 7.3% 7.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6.9% 6.5% 6.6% 6.2% 7.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 120,967 121,244 121,713 121,601 121,501 124,326 124,795 123,695 122,954 124,885 124,885 126,019 123,216
Employment 113,700 113,112 113,441 113,667 113,361 115,925 116,895 116,193 114,732 116,732 116,408 117,608 115,148
Unemployment 7,267 8,132 8,272 7,934 8,140 8,401 7,900 7,502 8,222 8,153 8,477 8,411 8,068
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6.7% 6.8% 6.3% 6.1% 6.7% 6.5% 6.8% 6.7% 6.5%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 122,116 120,973 122,306 119,375 121,519 123,370 124,937 123,131 123,168 125,027 125,252 124,699 122,990
Employment 115,075 114,212 115,633 112,558 114,765 117,110 118,960 117,109 116,814 119,051 118,837 118,235 116,530
Unemployment 7,041 6,761 6,673 6,817 6,754 6,260 5,977 6,022 6,354 5,976 6,415 6,464 6,460
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.6% 5.5% 5.7% 5.6% 5.1% 4.8% 4.9% 5.2% 4.8% 5.1% 5.2% 5.3%

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.