Interior Economic Region 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 51,855 51,939 52,344 52,255 54,162 52,953 53,265
Employment 47,448 47,531 48,164 48,196 50,396 49,431 50,236
Unemployment 4,407 4,408 4,180 4,059 3,766 3,522 3,029
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.5% 8.0% 7.8% 7.0% 6.7% 5.7%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,129 51,942 52,329 52,602 54,610 54,008 54,248 54,356 53,846 53,514 53,130 52,780 53,293
Employment 47,868 47,682 48,295 48,761 50,843 50,186 50,706 51,002 50,412 49,943 49,251 48,837 49,483
Unemployment 4,261 4,260 4,034 3,841 3,767 3,822 3,542 3,354 3,434 3,571 3,879 3,943 3,810
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.2% 7.7% 7.3% 6.9% 7.1% 6.5% 6.2% 6.4% 6.7% 7.3% 7.5% 7.1%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,399 51,315 51,622 51,942 54,581 53,659 54,261 54,625 53,950 53,460 53,218 52,936 53,080
Employment 47,449 47,306 47,733 48,258 51,010 50,010 50,954 51,535 50,596 50,035 49,503 49,133 49,460
Unemployment 3,950 4,009 3,889 3,684 3,571 3,649 3,307 3,090 3,354 3,425 3,715 3,803 3,620
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.8% 7.5% 7.1% 6.5% 6.8% 6.1% 5.7% 6.2% 6.4% 7.0% 7.2% 6.8%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,610 51,614 51,797 52,292 54,649 53,904 53,911 54,098 53,338 53,113 52,760 52,564 52,969
Employment 47,725 47,695 48,129 48,924 51,346 50,432 50,906 51,226 50,353 49,847 49,214 49,054 49,570
Unemployment 3,885 3,919 3,668 3,368 3,303 3,472 3,005 2,872 2,985 3,266 3,546 3,510 3,399
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.6% 7.1% 6.4% 6.0% 6.4% 5.6% 5.3% 5.6% 6.1% 6.7% 6.7% 6.4%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,165 52,367 52,554 52,533 55,004 54,165 54,283 54,432 54,111 53,514 52,974 52,908 53,418
Employment 47,935 48,045 48,478 48,730 51,257 50,355 50,833 51,265 50,857 50,175 49,379 49,382 49,725
Unemployment 4,230 4,322 4,076 3,803 3,747 3,810 3,450 3,167 3,254 3,339 3,595 3,526 3,693
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.3% 7.8% 7.2% 6.8% 7.0% 6.4% 5.8% 6.0% 6.2% 6.8% 6.7% 6.9%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,505 53,141 53,278 53,211 55,015 54,888 55,225 55,423 54,955 54,224 53,818 53,660 54,113
Employment 48,069 48,724 49,142 49,319 51,214 50,971 51,740 52,174 51,663 50,743 50,009 49,923 50,308
Unemployment 4,436 4,417 4,136 3,892 3,801 3,917 3,485 3,249 3,292 3,481 3,809 3,737 3,805
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.3% 7.8% 7.3% 6.9% 7.1% 6.3% 5.9% 6.0% 6.4% 7.1% 7.0% 7.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 53,575 54,111 54,269 54,475 56,382 56,103 56,035 55,568 55,966 55,439 54,296 54,430 55,055
Employment 48,885 49,395 49,736 50,295 52,461 52,134 52,440 52,282 52,638 51,995 50,524 50,469 51,105
Unemployment 4,690 4,716 4,533 4,180 3,921 3,969 3,595 3,286 3,328 3,444 3,772 3,961 3,950
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.7% 8.4% 7.7% 7.0% 7.1% 6.4% 5.9% 5.9% 6.2% 6.9% 7.3% 7.2%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 53,432 53,947 53,846 54,466 56,427 56,735 56,642 56,068 56,244 55,192 55,276 55,081 55,280
Employment 48,613 49,141 49,281 50,261 52,409 52,610 52,900 52,462 52,633 51,377 51,121 50,734 51,129
Unemployment 4,819 4,806 4,565 4,205 4,018 4,125 3,742 3,606 3,611 3,815 4,155 4,347 4,151
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 8.9% 8.5% 7.7% 7.1% 7.3% 6.6% 6.4% 6.4% 6.9% 7.5% 7.9% 7.5%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,920 53,552 53,676 54,196 56,156 56,707 56,228 56,280 55,838 55,054 54,978 55,130 55,059
Employment 48,079 48,678 48,982 49,932 52,074 52,634 52,552 52,805 52,286 51,267 50,822 50,872 50,915
Unemployment 4,841 4,874 4,694 4,264 4,082 4,073 3,676 3,475 3,552 3,787 4,156 4,258 4,144
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.1% 8.7% 7.9% 7.3% 7.2% 6.5% 6.2% 6.4% 6.9% 7.6% 7.7% 7.5%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,064 52,742 52,605 52,883 54,137 55,066 55,529 55,769 54,704 53,861 53,876 53,743 53,915
Employment 47,603 48,194 48,193 48,774 50,024 50,770 51,697 52,193 51,012 49,871 49,596 49,511 49,786
Unemployment 4,461 4,548 4,412 4,109 4,113 4,296 3,832 3,576 3,692 3,990 4,280 4,232 4,129
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 8.6% 8.4% 7.8% 7.6% 7.8% 6.9% 6.4% 6.7% 7.4% 7.9% 7.9% 7.7%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,861 52,108 52,472 53,024 55,987 55,474 56,139 55,885 54,408 53,289 53,434 53,198 53,940
Employment 47,937 48,070 48,617 49,411 52,497 51,763 52,788 52,794 51,285 49,822 49,720 49,372 50,340
Unemployment 3,924 4,038 3,855 3,613 3,490 3,711 3,351 3,091 3,123 3,467 3,714 3,826 3,600
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.7% 7.3% 6.8% 6.2% 6.7% 6.0% 5.5% 5.7% 6.5% 7.0% 7.2% 6.7%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,687 52,227 52,592 52,793 54,726 54,047 54,714 54,814 54,021 52,632 52,751 52,662 53,305
Employment 47,865 48,347 48,875 49,406 51,464 50,608 51,692 52,035 51,163 49,694 49,463 49,252 49,988
Unemployment 3,822 3,880 3,717 3,387 3,262 3,439 3,022 2,779 2,858 2,938 3,288 3,410 3,317
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.4% 7.1% 6.4% 6.0% 6.4% 5.5% 5.1% 5.3% 5.6% 6.2% 6.5% 6.2%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,987 51,497 51,821 52,398 54,448 53,823 54,621 54,936 53,539 52,371 52,803 52,649 52,993
Employment 46,957 47,435 47,937 48,850 51,080 50,438 51,545 52,044 50,666 49,347 49,522 49,315 49,596
Unemployment 4,030 4,062 3,884 3,548 3,368 3,385 3,076 2,892 2,873 3,024 3,281 3,334 3,397
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.9% 7.5% 6.8% 6.2% 6.3% 5.6% 5.3% 5.4% 5.8% 6.2% 6.3% 6.4%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,543 51,281 51,316 52,208 54,593 54,616 55,654 56,137 53,984 53,347 53,016 52,735 53,286
Employment 46,418 47,051 47,375 48,617 51,249 51,209 52,623 53,374 51,074 50,177 49,550 49,211 49,827
Unemployment 4,125 4,230 3,941 3,591 3,344 3,407 3,031 2,763 2,910 3,170 3,466 3,524 3,459
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.2% 7.7% 6.9% 6.1% 6.2% 5.4% 4.9% 5.4% 5.9% 6.5% 6.7% 6.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 49,061 49,311 49,686 50,580 52,541 52,530 53,522 54,157 52,972 51,904 51,615 51,674 51,629
Employment 44,567 44,726 45,404 46,682 48,907 48,702 50,319 51,185 49,905 48,661 48,084 48,095 47,936
Unemployment 4,494 4,585 4,282 3,898 3,634 3,828 3,203 2,972 3,067 3,243 3,531 3,579 3,693
Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.3% 8.6% 7.7% 6.9% 7.3% 6.0% 5.5% 5.8% 6.2% 6.8% 6.9% 7.2%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,984 47,761 47,801 48,371 50,756 50,313 51,439 50,832 50,546 49,564 49,616 49,452 49,454
Employment 42,594 43,203 43,460 44,282 47,005 46,416 47,954 47,637 47,294 46,067 45,813 45,574 45,608
Unemployment 4,390 4,558 4,341 4,089 3,751 3,897 3,485 3,195 3,252 3,497 3,803 3,878 3,846
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.5% 9.1% 8.5% 7.4% 7.7% 6.8% 6.3% 6.4% 7.1% 7.7% 7.8% 7.8%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,269 46,932 47,226 47,558 49,539 49,048 50,076 49,569 49,468 48,610 47,929 48,345 48,382
Employment 42,409 42,996 43,321 43,876 46,070 45,480 46,874 46,580 46,365 45,276 44,217 44,540 44,834
Unemployment 3,860 3,936 3,905 3,682 3,469 3,568 3,202 2,989 3,103 3,334 3,712 3,805 3,548
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.4% 8.3% 7.7% 7.0% 7.3% 6.4% 6.0% 6.3% 6.9% 7.7% 7.9% 7.3%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,934 46,224 46,281 46,414 48,426 48,724 50,099 49,375 48,670 47,977 47,448 47,348 47,744
Employment 42,257 42,513 42,690 43,074 45,183 45,444 47,248 46,788 45,998 45,150 44,226 44,067 44,553
Unemployment 3,677 3,711 3,591 3,340 3,243 3,280 2,851 2,587 2,672 2,827 3,222 3,281 3,191
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.0% 7.8% 7.2% 6.7% 6.7% 5.7% 5.2% 5.5% 5.9% 6.8% 6.9% 6.7%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,742 45,941 45,834 46,569 48,164 48,517 49,544 48,389 47,484 47,188 47,181 46,681 47,269
Employment 41,958 42,120 42,149 43,135 44,857 45,194 46,635 45,775 44,897 44,310 44,141 43,504 44,056
Unemployment 3,784 3,821 3,685 3,434 3,307 3,323 2,909 2,614 2,587 2,878 3,040 3,177 3,213
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.3% 8.0% 7.4% 6.9% 6.8% 5.9% 5.4% 5.4% 6.1% 6.4% 6.8% 6.8%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 48,262 48,092 48,088 49,041 51,059 51,786 51,109 49,851 49,552 48,607 48,594 48,550 49,383
Employment 44,173 43,823 44,162 45,549 47,707 48,487 48,308 47,293 47,006 45,781 45,498 45,309 46,092
Unemployment 4,089 4,269 3,926 3,492 3,352 3,299 2,801 2,558 2,546 2,826 3,096 3,241 3,291
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.9% 8.2% 7.1% 6.6% 6.4% 5.5% 5.1% 5.1% 5.8% 6.4% 6.7% 6.7%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,801 48,074 47,945 48,106 50,025 51,243 51,710 50,507 49,843 49,435 49,017 48,801 49,376
Employment 43,981 44,088 44,155 44,802 46,869 47,941 48,891 47,838 47,045 46,342 45,590 45,274 46,068
Unemployment 3,820 3,986 3,790 3,304 3,156 3,302 2,819 2,669 2,798 3,093 3,427 3,527 3,308
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.3% 7.9% 6.9% 6.3% 6.4% 5.5% 5.3% 5.6% 6.3% 7.0% 7.2% 6.7%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,437 47,664 47,666 48,169 49,449 51,033 50,819 50,024 49,738 49,892 49,169 48,602 49,138
Employment 42,913 42,861 43,126 43,913 45,746 47,281 47,642 47,159 46,810 46,804 45,865 45,415 45,462
Unemployment 4,524 4,803 4,540 4,256 3,703 3,752 3,177 2,865 2,928 3,088 3,304 3,187 3,676
Unemployment Rate 9.5% 10.1% 9.5% 8.8% 7.5% 7.4% 6.3% 5.7% 5.9% 6.2% 6.7% 6.6% 7.5%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,361 46,402 46,725 47,420 49,209 50,732 50,932 49,730 49,205 49,274 48,998 48,001 48,584
Employment 41,666 41,596 41,883 43,011 45,372 46,940 47,393 46,481 45,939 45,722 45,098 44,103 44,601
Unemployment 4,695 4,806 4,842 4,409 3,837 3,792 3,539 3,249 3,266 3,552 3,900 3,898 3,983
Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.4% 10.4% 9.3% 7.8% 7.5% 6.9% 6.5% 6.6% 7.2% 8.0% 8.1% 8.2%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,581 45,503 45,311 45,660 47,484 49,423 48,975 48,371 47,977 47,061 47,178 46,462 47,082
Employment 41,089 40,864 40,780 41,650 43,820 45,467 45,458 45,147 44,810 43,518 43,253 42,467 43,193
Unemployment 4,492 4,639 4,531 4,010 3,664 3,956 3,517 3,224 3,167 3,543 3,925 3,995 3,889
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 10.2% 10.0% 8.8% 7.7% 8.0% 7.2% 6.7% 6.6% 7.5% 8.3% 8.6% 8.3%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,943 44,643 44,619 45,234 46,852 48,116 48,874 47,803 47,462 46,448 46,331 45,670 46,416
Employment 40,245 39,754 39,911 40,884 42,737 44,038 45,053 44,428 44,178 42,964 42,625 41,950 42,397
Unemployment 4,698 4,889 4,708 4,350 4,115 4,078 3,821 3,375 3,284 3,484 3,706 3,720 4,019
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 11.0% 10.6% 9.6% 8.8% 8.5% 7.8% 7.1% 6.9% 7.5% 8.0% 8.1% 8.7%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,191 42,947 43,242 43,557 45,906 46,814 46,407 46,552 46,214 45,593 45,698 44,946 45,090
Employment 38,887 38,393 38,747 39,460 42,065 42,689 42,781 43,187 42,775 41,606 41,572 40,790 41,080
Unemployment 4,304 4,554 4,495 4,097 3,841 4,125 3,626 3,365 3,439 3,987 4,126 4,156 4,010
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 10.6% 10.4% 9.4% 8.4% 8.8% 7.8% 7.2% 7.4% 8.7% 9.0% 9.2% 8.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,715 42,710 43,136 42,906 45,120 46,371 46,168 45,422 44,956 43,833 43,933 43,609 44,241
Employment 37,551 37,333 38,031 38,187 40,519 41,491 42,045 41,690 41,304 39,876 39,907 39,613 39,796
Unemployment 5,164 5,377 5,105 4,719 4,601 4,880 4,123 3,732 3,652 3,957 4,026 3,996 4,445
Unemployment Rate 12.1% 12.6% 11.8% 11.0% 10.2% 10.5% 8.9% 8.2% 8.1% 9.0% 9.2% 9.2% 10.0%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,279 40,479 40,573 40,540 41,797 42,965 42,909 42,504 42,674 42,958 42,946 42,554 41,932
Employment 35,839 35,717 35,855 36,075 37,446 38,313 38,783 38,648 38,789 38,889 38,507 37,992 37,571
Unemployment 4,440 4,762 4,718 4,465 4,351 4,652 4,126 3,856 3,885 4,069 4,439 4,562 4,361
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 11.8% 11.6% 11.0% 10.4% 10.8% 9.6% 9.1% 9.1% 9.5% 10.3% 10.7% 10.4%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 39,488 39,509 39,721 39,642 41,464 42,200 42,525 42,099 41,157 40,630 40,165 40,337 40,745
Employment 35,234 35,262 35,563 35,718 37,519 38,363 39,271 38,951 37,970 37,077 36,306 36,393 36,969
Unemployment 4,254 4,247 4,158 3,924 3,945 3,837 3,254 3,148 3,187 3,553 3,859 3,944 3,776
Unemployment Rate 10.8% 10.7% 10.5% 9.9% 9.5% 9.1% 7.7% 7.5% 7.7% 8.7% 9.6% 9.8% 9.3%

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.