Bethel Census Area 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 7,033 6,943 7,144 7,073 6,954 7,399
Employment 6,099 5,971 6,186 6,104 5,920 6,226
Unemployment 934 972 958 969 1,034 1,173
Unemployment Rate 13.3% 14.0% 13.4% 13.7% 14.9% 15.9%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,036 6,904 7,068 6,975 6,812 7,265 7,178 7,024 6,940 7,029 7,106 6,879 7,018
Employment 6,011 5,853 6,023 5,950 5,761 6,112 6,155 6,038 6,045 6,115 6,245 6,041 6,029
Unemployment 1,025 1,051 1,045 1,025 1,051 1,153 1,023 986 895 914 861 838 989
Unemployment Rate 14.6% 15.2% 14.8% 14.7% 15.4% 15.9% 14.3% 14.0% 12.9% 13.0% 12.1% 12.2% 14.1%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,291 7,431 7,339 7,339 7,344 7,726 7,662 7,194 7,084 7,296 7,321 7,104 7,344
Employment 6,192 6,280 6,230 6,268 6,243 6,599 6,564 6,187 6,085 6,348 6,415 6,169 6,298
Unemployment 1,099 1,151 1,109 1,071 1,101 1,127 1,098 1,007 999 948 906 935 1,046
Unemployment Rate 15.1% 15.5% 15.1% 14.6% 15.0% 14.6% 14.3% 14.0% 14.1% 13.0% 12.4% 13.2% 14.2%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,199 7,238 7,319 7,194 7,201 7,659 7,414 7,329 7,480 7,311 7,294 7,141 7,315
Employment 5,932 5,933 6,052 5,981 6,019 6,375 6,212 6,205 6,297 6,254 6,299 6,120 6,140
Unemployment 1,267 1,305 1,267 1,213 1,182 1,284 1,202 1,124 1,183 1,057 995 1,021 1,175
Unemployment Rate 17.6% 18.0% 17.3% 16.9% 16.4% 16.8% 16.2% 15.3% 15.8% 14.5% 13.6% 14.3% 16.1%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,281 7,284 7,337 7,187 7,248 7,646 7,617 7,394 7,356 7,740 7,491 7,414 7,417
Employment 6,101 6,031 6,130 5,997 6,044 6,338 6,450 6,265 6,153 6,591 6,372 6,248 6,227
Unemployment 1,180 1,253 1,207 1,190 1,204 1,308 1,167 1,129 1,203 1,149 1,119 1,166 1,190
Unemployment Rate 16.2% 17.2% 16.5% 16.6% 16.6% 17.1% 15.3% 15.3% 16.4% 14.8% 14.9% 15.7% 16.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,264 7,253 7,217 7,044 7,096 7,234 7,090 7,127 7,172 7,596 7,244 7,236 7,215
Employment 6,098 6,065 6,069 5,936 6,007 6,038 6,015 6,062 6,083 6,513 6,221 6,160 6,106
Unemployment 1,166 1,188 1,148 1,108 1,089 1,196 1,075 1,065 1,089 1,083 1,023 1,076 1,109
Unemployment Rate 16.1% 16.4% 15.9% 15.7% 15.3% 16.5% 15.2% 14.9% 15.2% 14.3% 14.1% 14.9% 15.4%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,221 7,387 7,259 7,142 7,056 7,303 7,169 6,968 7,275 7,302 7,271 7,294 7,221
Employment 6,061 6,185 6,125 6,043 5,956 6,134 6,118 5,961 6,225 6,299 6,288 6,249 6,137
Unemployment 1,160 1,202 1,134 1,099 1,100 1,169 1,051 1,007 1,050 1,003 983 1,045 1,084
Unemployment Rate 16.1% 16.3% 15.6% 15.4% 15.6% 16.0% 14.7% 14.5% 14.4% 13.7% 13.5% 14.3% 15.0%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,897 7,002 6,938 6,912 7,000 7,239 7,162 7,235 7,428 7,329 7,229 7,255 7,136
Employment 5,876 5,903 5,842 5,821 5,912 6,069 6,102 6,234 6,426 6,374 6,253 6,254 6,089
Unemployment 1,021 1,099 1,096 1,091 1,088 1,170 1,060 1,001 1,002 955 976 1,001 1,047
Unemployment Rate 14.8% 15.7% 15.8% 15.8% 15.5% 16.2% 14.8% 13.8% 13.5% 13.0% 13.5% 13.8% 14.7%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,990 6,950 6,882 6,879 6,950 6,982 7,122 6,790 6,947 7,246 7,099 7,222 7,005
Employment 5,999 5,933 5,886 5,848 5,927 5,877 6,117 5,802 5,984 6,353 6,212 6,292 6,019
Unemployment 991 1,017 996 1,031 1,023 1,105 1,005 988 963 893 887 930 986
Unemployment Rate 14.2% 14.6% 14.5% 15.0% 14.7% 15.8% 14.1% 14.6% 13.9% 12.3% 12.5% 12.9% 14.1%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,084 6,966 7,042 6,838 6,846 7,016 6,770 6,502 6,942 7,013 6,953 6,919 6,907
Employment 6,119 5,996 6,056 5,900 5,908 5,992 5,820 5,558 6,078 6,199 6,148 6,050 5,985
Unemployment 965 970 986 938 938 1,024 950 944 864 814 805 869 922
Unemployment Rate 13.6% 13.9% 14.0% 13.7% 13.7% 14.6% 14.0% 14.5% 12.4% 11.6% 11.6% 12.6% 13.3%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,969 6,936 6,916 6,863 6,837 6,907 6,735 6,628 7,021 7,138 7,138 7,240 6,944
Employment 6,091 6,054 6,073 6,027 5,996 5,968 5,856 5,797 6,194 6,330 6,324 6,356 6,089
Unemployment 878 882 843 836 841 939 879 831 827 808 814 884 855
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 12.7% 12.2% 12.2% 12.3% 13.6% 13.1% 12.5% 11.8% 11.3% 11.4% 12.2% 12.3%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,111 7,084 7,011 6,976 6,891 7,214 6,829 6,537 6,880 6,992 6,961 6,971 6,955
Employment 6,124 6,068 6,053 5,982 5,935 6,195 5,914 5,703 6,071 6,204 6,173 6,167 6,049
Unemployment 987 1,016 958 994 956 1,019 915 834 809 788 788 804 906
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 14.3% 13.7% 14.2% 13.9% 14.1% 13.4% 12.8% 11.8% 11.3% 11.3% 11.5% 13.0%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,253 7,120 7,059 7,085 6,877 7,154 6,867 6,648 7,205 7,247 7,317 7,171 7,084
Employment 6,323 6,165 6,173 6,179 5,969 6,162 5,996 5,824 6,297 6,364 6,422 6,269 6,179
Unemployment 930 955 886 906 908 992 871 824 908 883 895 902 905
Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13.4% 12.6% 12.8% 13.2% 13.9% 12.7% 12.4% 12.6% 12.2% 12.2% 12.6% 12.8%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,202 7,105 7,110 7,172 6,943 7,263 6,781 6,621 7,044 7,114 7,194 7,240 7,066
Employment 6,313 6,211 6,209 6,281 6,060 6,248 5,856 5,732 6,165 6,283 6,379 6,397 6,178
Unemployment 889 894 901 891 883 1,015 925 889 879 831 815 843 888
Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.6% 12.7% 12.4% 12.7% 14.0% 13.6% 13.4% 12.5% 11.7% 11.3% 11.6% 12.6%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,099 7,120 7,095 7,100 7,007 7,387 6,987 6,892 7,232 7,263 7,321 7,380 7,157
Employment 6,310 6,240 6,232 6,207 6,095 6,385 6,099 6,017 6,404 6,466 6,507 6,574 6,295
Unemployment 789 880 863 893 912 1,002 888 875 828 797 814 806 862
Unemployment Rate 11.1% 12.4% 12.2% 12.6% 13.0% 13.6% 12.7% 12.7% 11.4% 11.0% 11.1% 10.9% 12.0%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,565 6,676 6,715 6,941 6,791 7,064 6,618 6,697 6,965 7,068 7,060 7,266 6,869
Employment 5,945 6,016 6,002 6,233 6,062 6,270 5,858 5,975 6,232 6,382 6,402 6,549 6,161
Unemployment 620 660 713 708 729 794 760 722 733 686 658 717 708
Unemployment Rate 9.4% 9.9% 10.6% 10.2% 10.7% 11.2% 11.5% 10.8% 10.5% 9.7% 9.3% 9.9% 10.3%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,480 6,446 6,457 6,283 6,345 6,378 5,887 5,918 6,139 6,427 6,482 6,501 6,312
Employment 5,889 5,850 5,848 5,645 5,711 5,635 5,253 5,279 5,551 5,890 5,958 5,975 5,707
Unemployment 591 596 609 638 634 743 634 639 588 537 524 526 605
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.2% 9.4% 10.2% 10.0% 11.6% 10.8% 10.8% 9.6% 8.4% 8.1% 8.1% 9.6%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,402 6,356 6,535 6,247 6,339 6,811 5,988 6,028 6,283 6,628 6,424 6,600 6,386
Employment 5,881 5,803 5,969 5,683 5,712 6,123 5,388 5,428 5,743 6,146 5,962 6,103 5,828
Unemployment 521 553 566 564 627 688 600 600 540 482 462 497 558
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.7% 8.7% 9.0% 9.9% 10.1% 10.0% 10.0% 8.6% 7.3% 7.2% 7.5% 8.7%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,254 7,139 6,941 6,096 5,974 6,138 6,827 6,711 6,344 6,178 5,615 5,325 6,295
Employment 5,793 6,594 6,437 5,596 5,418 5,440 6,265 6,136 5,827 5,729 5,220 4,906 5,780
Unemployment 461 545 504 500 556 698 562 575 517 449 395 419 515
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.6% 7.3% 8.2% 9.3% 11.4% 8.2% 8.6% 8.1% 7.3% 7.0% 7.9% 8.2%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,020 6,898 6,766 6,200 5,971 6,204 6,689 5,994 6,021 5,875 5,508 5,256 6,117
Employment 5,607 6,461 6,293 5,767 5,486 5,565 6,137 5,512 5,497 5,400 5,057 4,816 5,633
Unemployment 413 437 473 433 485 639 552 482 524 475 451 440 484
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.3% 7.0% 7.0% 8.1% 10.3% 8.3% 8.0% 8.7% 8.1% 8.2% 8.4% 7.9%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,620 6,268 6,510 6,089 5,995 6,067 6,561 5,616 5,680 5,502 5,056 4,736 5,808
Employment 5,210 5,826 5,971 5,598 5,508 5,484 5,974 5,115 5,207 5,092 4,733 4,376 5,341
Unemployment 410 442 539 491 487 583 587 501 473 410 323 360 467
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.1% 8.3% 8.1% 8.1% 9.6% 8.9% 8.9% 8.3% 7.5% 6.4% 7.6% 8.0%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,614 6,594 6,512 6,264 6,313 6,152 6,595 5,839 5,634 5,484 5,078 4,919 5,917
Employment 4,971 5,955 5,826 5,588 5,662 5,534 6,020 5,386 5,194 5,070 4,752 4,518 5,373
Unemployment 643 639 686 676 651 618 575 453 440 414 326 401 544
Unemployment Rate 11.5% 9.7% 10.5% 10.8% 10.3% 10.0% 8.7% 7.8% 7.8% 7.5% 6.4% 8.2% 9.2%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,341 6,314 6,166 5,587 5,633 5,964 6,651 6,070 5,708 5,442 5,106 4,942 5,744
Employment 4,929 5,861 5,710 5,140 5,134 5,431 6,161 5,593 5,272 5,052 4,708 4,560 5,296
Unemployment 412 453 456 447 499 533 490 477 436 390 398 382 448
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.2% 7.4% 8.0% 8.9% 8.9% 7.4% 7.9% 7.6% 7.2% 7.8% 7.7% 7.8%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,184 6,012 5,853 5,179 5,168 5,415 6,117 5,698 5,474 5,181 4,835 4,616 5,394
Employment 4,889 5,651 5,440 4,797 4,709 4,964 5,701 5,248 5,073 4,754 4,495 4,328 5,004
Unemployment 295 361 413 382 459 451 416 450 401 427 340 288 390
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 6.0% 7.1% 7.4% 8.9% 8.3% 6.8% 7.9% 7.3% 8.2% 7.0% 6.2% 7.2%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,138 5,728 5,713 5,129 4,888 4,954 5,532 4,974 4,754 4,570 4,492 4,398 5,023
Employment 4,830 5,368 5,337 4,769 4,481 4,523 5,177 4,612 4,446 4,238 4,187 4,116 4,674
Unemployment 308 360 376 360 407 431 355 362 308 332 305 282 349
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.3% 6.6% 7.0% 8.3% 8.7% 6.4% 7.3% 6.5% 7.3% 6.8% 6.4% 6.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,018 5,673 5,739 5,654 5,406 5,488 5,709 5,167 4,836 4,527 4,502 4,462 5,182
Employment 4,606 5,213 5,241 5,156 4,899 4,903 5,209 4,738 4,412 4,128 4,128 4,117 4,729
Unemployment 412 460 498 498 507 585 500 429 424 399 374 345 453
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.1% 8.7% 8.8% 9.4% 10.7% 8.8% 8.3% 8.8% 8.8% 8.3% 7.7% 8.7%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,412 4,589 4,636 4,856 4,943 5,023 5,387 4,737 4,406 4,203 4,334 4,389 4,660
Employment 4,061 4,228 4,250 4,428 4,504 4,549 4,981 4,365 4,042 3,829 3,998 4,037 4,273
Unemployment 351 361 386 428 439 474 406 372 364 374 336 352 387
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 7.9% 8.3% 8.8% 8.9% 9.4% 7.5% 7.9% 8.3% 8.9% 7.8% 8.0% 8.3%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,805 4,001 4,051 4,122 4,297 4,302 4,657 4,161 3,819 3,800 3,830 3,937 4,065
Employment 3,560 3,790 3,790 3,807 3,948 3,960 4,357 3,866 3,546 3,507 3,571 3,636 3,778
Unemployment 245 211 261 315 349 342 300 295 273 293 259 301 287
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 5.3% 6.4% 7.6% 8.1% 7.9% 6.4% 7.1% 7.1% 7.7% 6.8% 7.6% 7.1%

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.