Interior Economic Region 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 51,247 51,705 52,171
Employment 47,343 47,721 48,365
Unemployment 3,904 3,984 3,806
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.7% 7.3%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,138 51,027 51,266 51,594 54,268 53,469 53,779 54,092 53,458 52,632 52,612 52,208 52,629
Employment 47,292 47,146 47,532 48,081 50,868 49,988 50,653 51,172 50,318 49,452 49,215 48,738 49,205
Unemployment 3,846 3,881 3,734 3,513 3,400 3,481 3,126 2,920 3,140 3,180 3,397 3,470 3,424
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.6% 7.3% 6.8% 6.3% 6.5% 5.8% 5.4% 5.9% 6.0% 6.5% 6.6% 6.5%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,521 51,466 51,608 52,084 54,480 53,776 53,724 53,917 53,156 52,946 52,506 52,358 52,795
Employment 47,661 47,591 48,001 48,782 51,237 50,346 50,768 51,074 50,217 49,737 49,061 48,935 49,451
Unemployment 3,860 3,875 3,607 3,302 3,243 3,430 2,956 2,843 2,939 3,209 3,445 3,423 3,344
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.5% 7.0% 6.3% 6.0% 6.4% 5.5% 5.3% 5.5% 6.1% 6.6% 6.5% 6.3%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,274 52,424 52,570 52,521 55,014 54,252 54,325 54,479 54,099 53,564 52,904 52,918 53,445
Employment 48,026 48,104 48,530 48,747 51,318 50,409 50,891 51,266 50,844 50,208 49,361 49,368 49,756
Unemployment 4,248 4,320 4,040 3,774 3,696 3,843 3,434 3,213 3,255 3,356 3,543 3,550 3,689
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.2% 7.7% 7.2% 6.7% 7.1% 6.3% 5.9% 6.0% 6.3% 6.7% 6.7% 6.9%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,539 53,106 53,199 53,114 54,948 54,906 55,218 55,440 54,946 54,283 53,793 53,737 54,104
Employment 48,128 48,740 49,142 49,289 51,232 50,988 51,777 52,173 51,679 50,801 50,040 49,980 50,331
Unemployment 4,411 4,366 4,057 3,825 3,716 3,918 3,441 3,267 3,267 3,482 3,753 3,757 3,773
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.2% 7.6% 7.2% 6.8% 7.1% 6.2% 5.9% 5.9% 6.4% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 53,621 54,162 54,305 54,498 56,379 56,153 56,037 55,595 55,959 55,477 54,286 54,463 55,079
Employment 48,909 49,433 49,774 50,312 52,485 52,152 52,455 52,289 52,643 52,026 50,538 50,475 51,125
Unemployment 4,712 4,729 4,531 4,186 3,894 4,001 3,582 3,306 3,316 3,451 3,748 3,988 3,954
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.7% 8.3% 7.7% 6.9% 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 52,683 53,284 53,408 53,980 56,016 56,502 55,994 56,055 55,643 54,865 54,813 55,007 54,854
Employment 47,842 48,410 48,714 49,716 51,934 52,429 52,318 52,580 52,091 51,078 50,657 50,749 50,710
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 9.2% 9.1% 8.8% 7.9% 7.3% 7.2% 6.6% 6.2% 6.4% 6.9% 7.6% 7.7% 7.6%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,950 52,600 52,347 52,701 53,864 54,867 55,220 55,527 54,630 53,723 53,707 53,595 53,727
Employment 47,498 48,106 47,979 48,731 49,891 50,522 51,381 51,917 50,909 49,725 49,567 49,262 49,624
Unemployment 4,452 4,494 4,368 3,970 3,973 4,345 3,839 3,610 3,721 3,998 4,140 4,333 4,103
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 8.5% 8.3% 7.5% 7.4% 7.9% 7.0% 6.5% 6.8% 7.4% 7.7% 8.1% 7.6%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,111 52,068 52,516 53,020 55,779 55,318 55,923 55,700 54,382 53,335 53,402 53,211 53,898
Employment 48,290 48,286 48,806 49,698 52,489 51,747 52,691 52,637 51,364 50,080 49,897 49,411 50,450
Unemployment 3,821 3,782 3,710 3,322 3,290 3,571 3,232 3,063 3,018 3,255 3,505 3,800 3,448
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.3% 7.1% 6.3% 5.9% 6.5% 5.8% 5.5% 5.5% 6.1% 6.6% 7.1% 6.4%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,943 52,332 52,651 52,824 54,547 53,977 54,623 54,677 54,285 52,786 53,051 53,053 53,397
Employment 48,168 48,579 49,131 49,584 51,565 50,707 51,728 51,943 51,477 50,010 49,938 49,624 50,205
Unemployment 3,775 3,753 3,520 3,240 2,982 3,270 2,895 2,734 2,808 2,776 3,113 3,429 3,192
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.2% 6.7% 6.1% 5.5% 6.1% 5.3% 5.0% 5.2% 5.3% 5.9% 6.5% 6.0%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,959 51,583 51,641 52,252 54,019 53,239 54,207 54,734 53,428 52,423 52,900 52,979 52,865
Employment 47,015 47,436 47,807 48,714 50,789 49,953 51,159 51,831 50,570 49,597 49,766 49,705 49,529
Unemployment 3,944 4,147 3,834 3,538 3,230 3,286 3,048 2,903 2,858 2,826 3,134 3,274 3,336
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 8.0% 7.4% 6.8% 6.0% 6.2% 5.6% 5.3% 5.3% 5.4% 5.9% 6.2% 6.3%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,624 51,389 51,171 52,154 54,323 54,366 55,307 55,931 54,097 53,454 53,164 52,963 53,246
Employment 46,520 47,053 47,291 48,551 51,131 51,036 52,340 53,172 51,078 50,333 49,630 49,361 49,791
Unemployment 4,104 4,336 3,880 3,603 3,192 3,330 2,967 2,759 3,019 3,121 3,534 3,602 3,455
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.4% 7.6% 6.9% 5.9% 6.1% 5.4% 4.9% 5.6% 5.8% 6.6% 6.8% 6.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 49,838 50,109 50,386 51,251 53,040 52,979 53,809 54,580 53,291 52,102 51,897 51,984 52,105
Employment 45,325 45,537 46,069 47,304 49,497 49,115 50,607 51,541 50,224 48,960 48,428 48,331 48,411
Unemployment 4,513 4,572 4,317 3,947 3,543 3,864 3,202 3,039 3,067 3,142 3,469 3,653 3,694
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.1% 8.6% 7.7% 6.7% 7.3% 6.0% 5.6% 5.8% 6.0% 6.7% 7.0% 7.1%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,666 48,462 48,362 49,178 51,326 51,096 51,967 51,575 51,357 50,291 50,532 50,358 50,181
Employment 43,273 43,892 44,108 45,094 47,671 47,030 48,520 48,285 48,098 46,990 46,829 46,530 46,361
Unemployment 4,393 4,570 4,254 4,084 3,655 4,066 3,447 3,290 3,259 3,301 3,703 3,828 3,820
Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.4% 8.8% 8.3% 7.1% 8.0% 6.6% 6.4% 6.3% 6.6% 7.3% 7.6% 7.6%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,596 47,219 47,473 47,937 49,766 49,309 50,224 49,929 49,971 48,877 48,062 48,731 48,676
Employment 42,782 43,415 43,665 44,294 46,536 45,809 47,118 46,883 46,937 45,728 44,490 44,852 45,210
Unemployment 3,814 3,804 3,808 3,643 3,230 3,500 3,106 3,046 3,034 3,149 3,572 3,879 3,466
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.1% 8.0% 7.6% 6.5% 7.1% 6.2% 6.1% 6.1% 6.4% 7.4% 8.0% 7.1%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,286 46,396 46,396 46,511 48,153 48,611 49,827 49,189 48,634 47,992 47,398 47,605 47,751
Employment 42,631 42,781 42,878 43,261 45,256 45,485 47,176 46,551 46,120 45,340 44,427 44,423 44,695
Unemployment 3,655 3,615 3,518 3,250 2,897 3,126 2,651 2,638 2,514 2,652 2,971 3,182 3,056
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.8% 7.6% 7.0% 6.0% 6.4% 5.3% 5.4% 5.2% 5.5% 6.3% 6.7% 6.4%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,807 46,106 45,955 46,692 47,900 48,264 49,091 48,215 47,292 47,107 47,065 46,737 47,186
Employment 42,146 42,366 42,307 43,360 44,714 45,007 46,324 45,524 44,826 44,432 44,254 43,704 44,080
Unemployment 3,661 3,740 3,648 3,332 3,186 3,257 2,767 2,691 2,466 2,675 2,811 3,033 3,106
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.1% 7.9% 7.1% 6.7% 6.7% 5.6% 5.6% 5.2% 5.7% 6.0% 6.5% 6.6%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 48,245 48,079 47,905 48,783 50,696 51,551 50,765 49,508 49,127 48,423 48,326 48,447 49,156
Employment 44,295 43,957 44,187 45,538 47,676 48,394 48,102 47,010 46,723 45,719 45,470 45,394 46,039
Unemployment 3,950 4,122 3,718 3,245 3,020 3,157 2,663 2,498 2,404 2,704 2,856 3,053 3,117
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.6% 7.8% 6.7% 6.0% 6.1% 5.2% 5.0% 4.9% 5.6% 5.9% 6.3% 6.3%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,349 47,492 47,440 47,469 49,388 50,684 51,139 50,074 49,501 49,269 48,710 48,670 48,933
Employment 43,708 43,734 43,722 44,466 46,451 47,485 48,426 47,452 46,802 46,235 45,495 45,315 45,775
Unemployment 3,641 3,758 3,718 3,003 2,937 3,199 2,713 2,622 2,699 3,034 3,215 3,355 3,158
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.9% 7.8% 6.3% 5.9% 6.3% 5.3% 5.2% 5.5% 6.2% 6.6% 6.9% 6.5%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,460 47,589 47,728 47,904 49,086 50,608 50,453 49,803 49,554 49,744 49,004 48,367 48,943
Employment 42,885 42,759 43,065 43,729 45,495 46,918 47,346 46,924 46,686 46,777 45,935 45,360 45,324
Unemployment 4,575 4,830 4,663 4,175 3,591 3,690 3,107 2,879 2,868 2,967 3,069 3,007 3,619
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 10.1% 9.8% 8.7% 7.3% 7.3% 6.2% 5.8% 5.8% 6.0% 6.3% 6.2% 7.4%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,312 46,325 46,579 47,130 48,923 50,309 50,643 49,311 48,923 49,231 48,977 48,016 48,390
Employment 41,587 41,577 41,773 42,863 45,108 46,680 47,136 46,195 45,836 45,801 45,127 44,205 44,491
Unemployment 4,725 4,748 4,806 4,267 3,815 3,629 3,507 3,116 3,087 3,430 3,850 3,811 3,899
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.2% 10.3% 9.1% 7.8% 7.2% 6.9% 6.3% 6.3% 7.0% 7.9% 7.9% 8.1%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,581 45,408 45,231 45,732 47,364 49,047 48,870 48,161 47,825 47,136 47,195 46,331 46,990
Employment 41,214 40,970 40,882 41,773 43,766 45,248 45,415 45,014 44,777 43,689 43,421 42,520 43,224
Unemployment 4,367 4,438 4,349 3,959 3,598 3,799 3,455 3,147 3,048 3,447 3,774 3,811 3,766
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.8% 9.6% 8.7% 7.6% 7.7% 7.1% 6.5% 6.4% 7.3% 8.0% 8.2% 8.0%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,875 44,432 44,234 44,946 46,558 47,687 48,458 47,473 47,050 46,409 46,250 45,594 46,164
Employment 40,089 39,498 39,499 40,641 42,565 43,690 44,692 44,094 43,865 42,997 42,721 42,104 42,205
Unemployment 4,786 4,934 4,735 4,305 3,993 3,997 3,766 3,379 3,185 3,412 3,529 3,490 3,959
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11.1% 10.7% 9.6% 8.6% 8.4% 7.8% 7.1% 6.8% 7.4% 7.6% 7.7% 8.6%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,240 42,974 43,007 43,135 45,687 46,533 46,066 46,232 45,736 45,324 45,366 44,643 44,830
Employment 38,889 38,296 38,499 39,099 41,794 42,391 42,456 42,925 42,477 41,375 41,429 40,695 40,861
Unemployment 4,351 4,678 4,508 4,036 3,893 4,142 3,610 3,307 3,259 3,949 3,937 3,948 3,969
Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.9% 10.5% 9.4% 8.5% 8.9% 7.8% 7.2% 7.1% 8.7% 8.7% 8.8% 8.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,320 43,130 43,399 42,996 45,356 46,662 46,321 45,564 45,038 44,058 44,221 43,730 44,484
Employment 38,045 37,610 38,236 38,357 40,625 41,648 42,179 41,783 41,425 40,163 40,182 39,764 40,002
Unemployment 5,275 5,520 5,163 4,639 4,731 5,014 4,142 3,781 3,613 3,895 4,039 3,966 4,482
Unemployment Rate 12.2% 12.8% 11.9% 10.8% 10.4% 10.7% 8.9% 8.3% 8.0% 8.8% 9.1% 9.1% 10.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,312 40,647 40,685 40,574 42,081 43,283 43,291 42,903 43,316 43,663 43,573 43,211 42,294
Employment 36,065 35,898 36,061 36,374 37,653 38,691 39,225 39,110 39,484 39,575 39,198 38,686 38,001
Unemployment 4,247 4,749 4,624 4,200 4,428 4,592 4,066 3,793 3,832 4,088 4,375 4,525 4,293
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 11.7% 11.4% 10.4% 10.5% 10.6% 9.4% 8.8% 8.8% 9.4% 10.0% 10.5% 10.2%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,382 40,150 40,062 40,057 41,920 42,237 42,821 42,385 40,963 40,523 39,919 40,201 40,969
Employment 36,087 35,874 36,027 36,091 37,836 38,592 39,630 39,348 37,854 37,142 36,268 36,425 37,265
Unemployment 4,295 4,276 4,035 3,966 4,084 3,645 3,191 3,037 3,109 3,381 3,651 3,776 3,704
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.7% 10.1% 9.9% 9.7% 8.6% 7.5% 7.2% 7.6% 8.3% 9.1% 9.4% 9.0%

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.