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Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Alaska Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1976 to 2021

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2021
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 354,958 351,058 348,796 350,821 350,672 350,664
Employment 331,373 327,753 325,441 327,465 327,456 327,433
Unemployment 23,585 23,305 23,355 23,356 23,216 23,231
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.6% 6.7% 6.7% 6.6% 6.6%
                       
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 353,349 352,940 352,404 345,671 345,359 345,254 345,354 332,996 333,247 354,075 354,071 354,035
Employment 335,692 335,023 334,331 304,991 305,247 306,122 307,513 308,923 309,975 331,171 331,069 330,888
Unemployment 17,657 17,917 18,073 40,680 40,112 39,132 37,841 24,073 23,272 22,904 23,002 23,147
Unemployment Rate 5.0% 5.1% 5.1% 11.8% 11.6% 11.3% 11.0% 7.2% 7.0% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5%
                       
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 354,226 353,848 353,549 353,455 353,548 353,731 353,957 354,167 354,265 354,160 353,902 353,626
Employment 333,822 333,818 333,909 334,118 334,381 334,599 334,776 335,004 335,381 335,789 336,054 336,041
Unemployment 20,404 20,030 19,640 19,337 19,167 19,132 19,181 19,163 18,884 18,371 17,848 17,585
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.7% 5.6% 5.5% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.4% 5.3% 5.2% 5.0% 5.0%
                       
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 357,976 357,584 357,334 357,074 356,751 356,386 355,997 355,617 355,262 354,987 354,791 354,566
Employment 335,376 335,332 335,453 335,568 335,562 335,437 335,238 334,975 334,648 334,327 334,087 333,931
Unemployment 22,600 22,252 21,881 21,506 21,189 20,949 20,759 20,642 20,614 20,660 20,704 20,635
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.2% 6.1% 6.0% 5.9% 5.9% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8% 5.8%
                       
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 362,577 362,605 362,524 362,324 362,029 361,709 361,372 360,967 360,456 359,848 359,183 358,526
Employment 338,607 338,829 338,908 338,797 338,550 338,239 337,880 337,476 337,018 336,528 336,030 335,617
Unemployment 23,970 23,776 23,616 23,527 23,479 23,470 23,492 23,491 23,438 23,320 23,153 22,909
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.6% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.4% 6.4%
                       
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 361,853 362,043 362,120 362,119 362,119 362,098 362,029 361,944 361,974 362,112 362,298 362,459
Employment 338,581 338,619 338,578 338,457 338,314 338,159 338,000 337,853 337,799 337,870 338,067 338,328
Unemployment 23,272 23,424 23,542 23,662 23,805 23,939 24,029 24,091 24,175 24,242 24,231 24,131
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.6% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7%
                       
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 363,226 363,134 363,053 362,975 362,798 362,477 362,134 361,851 361,622 361,498 361,518 361,660
Employment 340,538 340,415 340,222 340,096 339,977 339,787 339,558 339,307 339,036 338,801 338,641 338,572
Unemployment 22,688 22,719 22,831 22,879 22,821 22,690 22,576 22,544 22,586 22,697 22,877 23,088
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.4%
                       
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 363,966 364,333 364,723 364,982 365,047 364,977 364,744 364,445 364,135 363,829 363,530 363,338
Employment 338,735 339,157 339,585 339,829 339,891 339,893 339,820 339,777 339,845 340,035 340,262 340,470
Unemployment 25,231 25,176 25,138 25,153 25,156 25,084 24,924 24,668 24,290 23,794 23,268 22,868
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% 6.9% 6.8% 6.8% 6.7% 6.5% 6.4% 6.3%
                       
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 364,023 363,684 363,411 363,341 363,431 363,613 363,803 363,845 363,710 363,558 363,547 363,695
Employment 338,344 338,057 337,876 337,923 338,083 338,220 338,308 338,340 338,320 338,279 338,306 338,449
Unemployment 25,679 25,627 25,535 25,418 25,348 25,393 25,495 25,505 25,390 25,279 25,241 25,246
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 6.9% 6.9%
                       
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 365,200 364,748 364,426 364,174 364,032 363,960 363,887 363,879 364,057 364,283 364,384 364,287
Employment 337,946 337,774 337,625 337,455 337,365 337,406 337,576 337,853 338,216 338,526 338,657 338,581
Unemployment 27,254 26,974 26,801 26,719 26,667 26,554 26,311 26,026 25,841 25,757 25,727 25,706
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.4% 7.4% 7.3% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2% 7.2% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1%
                       
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 363,404 363,514 363,451 363,367 363,406 363,679 364,268 365,018 365,643 365,963 365,959 365,671
Employment 334,356 334,711 334,935 335,095 335,267 335,579 336,147 336,857 337,487 337,901 338,096 338,095
Unemployment 29,048 28,803 28,516 28,272 28,139 28,100 28,121 28,161 28,156 28,062 27,863 27,576
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 7.9% 7.8% 7.8% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.6% 7.5%
                       
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 360,431 360,957 361,357 361,538 361,511 361,350 361,237 361,349 361,682 362,226 362,765 363,140
Employment 330,113 330,579 331,099 331,564 331,982 332,315 332,532 332,690 332,846 333,152 333,546 333,936
Unemployment 30,318 30,378 30,258 29,974 29,529 29,035 28,705 28,659 28,836 29,074 29,219 29,204
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.4% 8.4% 8.3% 8.2% 8.0% 7.9% 7.9% 8.0% 8.0% 8.1% 8.0%
                       
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 357,527 358,159 358,815 359,404 359,892 360,268 360,424 360,299 360,018 359,711 359,647 359,932
Employment 331,939 331,565 331,287 331,163 331,161 331,193 331,095 330,803 330,431 330,034 329,798 329,829
Unemployment 25,588 26,594 27,528 28,241 28,731 29,075 29,329 29,496 29,587 29,677 29,849 30,103
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.4% 7.7% 7.9% 8.0% 8.1% 8.1% 8.2% 8.2% 8.3% 8.3% 8.4%
                       
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 352,640 353,200 353,867 354,642 355,376 355,922 356,199 356,256 356,278 356,381 356,617 357,004
Employment 330,728 331,231 331,722 332,225 332,635 332,865 332,941 332,935 332,909 332,820 332,618 332,312
Unemployment 21,912 21,969 22,145 22,417 22,741 23,057 23,258 23,321 23,369 23,561 23,999 24,692
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.4% 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.7% 6.9%
                       
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 350,083 349,811 349,471 349,168 349,067 349,218 349,601 350,146 350,731 351,277 351,710 352,134
Employment 328,102 327,999 327,774 327,497 327,322 327,344 327,600 328,057 328,614 329,175 329,677 330,190
Unemployment 21,981 21,812 21,697 21,671 21,745 21,874 22,001 22,089 22,117 22,102 22,033 21,944
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.3% 6.2%
                       
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 346,388 346,742 347,278 347,940 348,562 349,037 349,357 349,634 349,874 350,052 350,202 350,246
Employment 322,315 322,936 323,717 324,533 325,248 325,825 326,290 326,706 327,071 327,406 327,755 328,038
Unemployment 24,073 23,806 23,561 23,407 23,314 23,212 23,067 22,928 22,803 22,646 22,447 22,208
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.9% 6.8% 6.7% 6.7% 6.7% 6.6% 6.6% 6.5% 6.5% 6.4% 6.3%
                       
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 341,438 341,972 342,453 342,940 343,476 344,040 344,616 345,128 345,532 345,831 346,027 346,169
Employment 317,165 317,924 318,673 319,427 320,167 320,787 321,214 321,428 321,504 321,576 321,695 321,902
Unemployment 24,273 24,048 23,780 23,513 23,309 23,253 23,402 23,700 24,028 24,255 24,332 24,267
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.0% 6.9% 6.9% 6.8% 6.8% 6.8% 6.9% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0% 7.0%
                       
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 334,741 335,025 335,316 335,671 336,120 336,707 337,419 338,166 338,908 339,619 340,258 340,858
Employment 309,147 309,418 309,738 310,191 310,799 311,581 312,484 313,397 314,260 315,045 315,753 316,435
Unemployment 25,594 25,607 25,578 25,480 25,321 25,126 24,935 24,769 24,648 24,574 24,505 24,423
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.6% 7.6% 7.6% 7.5% 7.5% 7.4% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2%
                       
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 330,628 331,210 331,713 332,007 332,068 332,043 332,097 332,332 332,691 333,167 333,763 334,331
Employment 305,820 306,142 306,393 306,473 306,377 306,239 306,247 306,517 306,977 307,559 308,198 308,764
Unemployment 24,808 25,068 25,320 25,534 25,691 25,804 25,850 25,815 25,714 25,608 25,565 25,567
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.6% 7.6% 7.7% 7.7% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.6%
                       
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 324,206 324,749 325,267 325,811 326,413 327,004 327,506 327,961 328,484 329,033 329,561 330,077
Employment 302,056 302,240 302,442 302,703 303,052 303,460 303,837 304,190 304,566 304,907 305,214 305,512
Unemployment 22,150 22,509 22,825 23,108 23,361 23,544 23,669 23,771 23,918 24,126 24,347 24,565
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6.9% 7.0% 7.1% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.3% 7.3% 7.4% 7.4%
                       
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 319,846 320,026 320,242 320,488 320,814 321,252 321,790 322,275 322,657 323,003 323,344 323,723
Employment 300,030 300,387 300,708 300,987 301,260 301,545 301,846 302,019 302,053 302,033 301,982 301,961
Unemployment 19,816 19,639 19,534 19,501 19,554 19,707 19,944 20,256 20,604 20,970 21,362 21,762
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.1% 6.2% 6.3% 6.4% 6.5% 6.6% 6.7%
                       
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 319,633 319,868 320,075 320,208 320,231 320,117 319,867 319,621 319,468 319,403 319,460 319,644
Employment 299,870 300,021 300,110 300,087 299,944 299,705 299,400 299,149 299,035 299,064 299,264 299,627
Unemployment 19,763 19,847 19,965 20,121 20,287 20,412 20,467 20,472 20,433 20,339 20,196 20,017
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.3% 6.3%
                       
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 317,506 317,628 317,707 317,788 317,871 317,958 318,123 318,383 318,651 318,904 319,163 319,396
Employment 296,955 296,974 296,946 296,968 297,095 297,314 297,644 298,066 298,501 298,925 299,319 299,637
Unemployment 20,551 20,654 20,761 20,820 20,776 20,644 20,479 20,317 20,150 19,979 19,844 19,759
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.5% 6.5% 6.6% 6.5% 6.5% 6.4% 6.4% 6.3% 6.3% 6.2% 6.2%
                       
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 314,023 314,319 314,531 314,649 314,745 314,947 315,238 315,551 315,921 316,366 316,821 317,241
Employment 294,243 294,736 295,005 295,077 295,036 295,026 295,090 295,260 295,561 295,990 296,444 296,793
Unemployment 19,780 19,583 19,526 19,572 19,709 19,921 20,148 20,291 20,360 20,376 20,377 20,448
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.2% 6.2% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4% 6.4%
                       
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 310,662 310,956 311,268 311,654 312,060 312,368 312,583 312,779 312,999 313,258 313,536 313,765
Employment 287,746 288,118 288,670 289,360 290,045 290,596 291,037 291,451 291,919 292,455 293,057 293,661
Unemployment 22,916 22,838 22,598 22,294 22,015 21,772 21,546 21,328 21,080 20,803 20,479 20,104
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2% 7.1% 7.0% 6.9% 6.8% 6.7% 6.6% 6.5% 6.4%
                       
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 305,998 306,486 307,068 307,664 308,239 308,734 309,136 309,475 309,764 309,997 310,169 310,387
Employment 282,473 282,954 283,629 284,414 285,260 286,038 286,664 287,120 287,406 287,523 287,511 287,553
Unemployment 23,525 23,532 23,439 23,250 22,979 22,696 22,472 22,355 22,358 22,474 22,658 22,834
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.7% 7.6% 7.6% 7.5% 7.4% 7.3% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.3% 7.4%
                       
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 301,220 301,074 301,035 301,122 301,371 301,858 302,566 303,307 303,971 304,582 305,124 305,568
Employment 279,733 279,679 279,632 279,607 279,653 279,893 280,347 280,830 281,238 281,596 281,904 282,155
Unemployment 21,487 21,395 21,403 21,515 21,718 21,965 22,219 22,477 22,733 22,986 23,220 23,413
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 7.1% 7.2% 7.3% 7.3% 7.4% 7.5% 7.5% 7.6% 7.7%
                       
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 299,594 299,978 300,133 300,229 300,393 300,585 300,806 301,153 301,488 301,612 301,561 301,411
Employment 276,202 276,458 276,557 276,683 276,975 277,381 277,837 278,404 278,958 279,330 279,562 279,703
Unemployment 23,392 23,520 23,576 23,546 23,418 23,204 22,969 22,749 22,530 22,282 21,999 21,708
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.8% 7.9% 7.8% 7.8% 7.7% 7.6% 7.6% 7.5% 7.4% 7.3% 7.2%
                       
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 289,801 290,471 291,297 292,134 292,919 293,787 294,642 295,416 296,232 297,112 298,013 298,901
Employment 266,501 267,451 268,411 269,288 270,050 270,865 271,717 272,535 273,380 274,242 275,031 275,712
Unemployment 23,300 23,020 22,886 22,846 22,869 22,922 22,925 22,881 22,852 22,870 22,982 23,189
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 7.9% 7.9% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.8% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.7% 7.8%
                       
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 281,503 282,674 283,799 284,893 285,886 286,706 287,403 287,956 288,319 288,616 288,935 289,305
Employment 255,818 256,792 257,848 258,949 260,009 260,927 261,731 262,466 263,151 263,900 264,738 265,602
Unemployment 25,685 25,882 25,951 25,944 25,877 25,779 25,672 25,490 25,168 24,716 24,197 23,703
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.2% 9.1% 9.1% 9.1% 9.0% 8.9% 8.9% 8.7% 8.6% 8.4% 8.2%
                       
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 273,423 273,867 274,371 274,941 275,554 276,078 276,462 276,825 277,400 278,258 279,304 280,379
Employment 252,522 252,497 252,507 252,646 252,909 253,159 253,312 253,404 253,585 253,941 254,443 255,040
Unemployment 20,901 21,370 21,864 22,295 22,645 22,919 23,150 23,421 23,815 24,317 24,861 25,339
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.8% 8.0% 8.1% 8.2% 8.3% 8.4% 8.5% 8.6% 8.7% 8.9% 9.0%
                       
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 265,735 267,112 268,260 269,066 269,625 270,080 270,657 271,404 272,074 272,516 272,785 273,068
Employment 246,470 247,774 248,922 249,746 250,305 250,708 251,160 251,753 252,279 252,526 252,536 252,530
Unemployment 19,265 19,338 19,338 19,320 19,320 19,372 19,497 19,651 19,795 19,990 20,249 20,538
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.2% 7.3% 7.3% 7.4% 7.5%
                       
1989
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 253,357 253,659 254,223 255,196 256,450 257,816 258,990 259,877 260,673 261,619 262,826 264,244
Employment 233,861 234,931 236,133 237,522 238,903 240,164 241,115 241,725 242,227 242,917 243,918 245,147
Unemployment 19,496 18,728 18,090 17,674 17,547 17,652 17,875 18,152 18,446 18,702 18,908 19,097
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.4% 7.1% 6.9% 6.8% 6.8% 6.9% 7.0% 7.1% 7.1% 7.2% 7.2%
                       
1988
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 249,709 249,529 249,409 249,424 249,598 249,929 250,513 251,295 252,087 252,662 252,998 253,180
Employment 226,692 226,844 226,975 227,146 227,430 227,862 228,541 229,426 230,369 231,235 232,041 232,884
Unemployment 23,017 22,685 22,434 22,278 22,168 22,067 21,972 21,869 21,718 21,427 20,957 20,296
Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.1% 9.0% 8.9% 8.9% 8.8% 8.8% 8.7% 8.6% 8.5% 8.3% 8.0%
                       
1987
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 251,717 251,062 250,418 249,740 249,173 248,844 248,711 248,729 248,894 249,191 249,525 249,745
Employment 224,368 224,049 223,778 223,518 223,395 223,476 223,693 224,024 224,498 225,115 225,806 226,380
Unemployment 27,349 27,013 26,640 26,222 25,778 25,368 25,018 24,705 24,396 24,076 23,719 23,365
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 10.8% 10.6% 10.5% 10.3% 10.2% 10.1% 9.9% 9.8% 9.7% 9.5% 9.4%
                       
1986
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 253,761 254,666 255,467 256,048 256,261 256,093 255,677 255,116 254,500 253,889 253,222 252,450
Employment 227,481 227,520 227,485 227,376 227,139 226,811 226,498 226,191 225,880 225,581 225,220 224,778
Unemployment 26,280 27,146 27,982 28,672 29,122 29,282 29,179 28,925 28,620 28,308 28,002 27,672
Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.7% 11.0% 11.2% 11.4% 11.4% 11.4% 11.3% 11.2% 11.1% 11.1% 11.0%
                       
1985
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 248,179 248,578 248,676 248,626 248,605 248,712 248,978 249,456 250,166 251,000 251,869 252,806
Employment 224,421 224,662 224,506 224,191 223,978 224,011 224,265 224,773 225,510 226,269 226,868 227,281
Unemployment 23,758 23,916 24,170 24,435 24,627 24,701 24,713 24,683 24,656 24,731 25,001 25,525
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.6% 9.7% 9.8% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 10.1%
                       
1984
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 237,307 238,549 239,959 241,343 242,552 243,529 244,329 245,045 245,698 246,294 246,909 247,567
Employment 213,178 214,256 215,622 217,085 218,418 219,481 220,338 221,105 221,821 222,492 223,161 223,844
Unemployment 24,129 24,293 24,337 24,258 24,134 24,048 23,991 23,940 23,877 23,802 23,748 23,723
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.2% 10.1% 10.1% 10.0% 9.9% 9.8% 9.8% 9.7% 9.7% 9.6% 9.6%
                       
1983
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 223,161 224,658 226,092 227,478 228,906 230,378 231,786 232,974 233,905 234,683 235,450 236,296
Employment 199,315 200,818 202,511 204,255 205,993 207,646 209,085 210,165 210,884 211,394 211,876 212,424
Unemployment 23,846 23,840 23,581 23,223 22,913 22,732 22,701 22,809 23,021 23,289 23,574 23,872
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.6% 10.4% 10.2% 10.0% 9.9% 9.8% 9.8% 9.8% 9.9% 10.0% 10.1%
                       
1982
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 206,145 206,871 207,852 209,206 210,822 212,495 214,150 215,712 217,181 218,601 220,086 221,621
Employment 185,922 186,494 187,312 188,499 189,961 191,484 192,953 194,237 195,276 196,135 197,024 198,061
Unemployment 20,223 20,377 20,540 20,707 20,861 21,011 21,197 21,475 21,905 22,466 23,062 23,560
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 9.9% 10.0% 10.1% 10.3% 10.5% 10.6%
                       
1981
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 190,991 191,959 192,992 194,082 195,256 196,600 198,164 199,895 201,610 203,206 204,485 205,430
Employment 173,651 174,915 176,114 177,186 178,121 179,044 180,052 181,194 182,413 183,641 184,652 185,377
Unemployment 17,340 17,044 16,878 16,896 17,135 17,556 18,112 18,701 19,197 19,565 19,833 20,053
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 8.9% 8.7% 8.7% 8.8% 8.9% 9.1% 9.4% 9.5% 9.6% 9.7% 9.8%
                       
1980
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 186,379 187,064 187,884 188,693 189,352 189,815 189,938 189,828 189,664 189,613 189,777 190,229
Employment 170,123 170,512 170,754 170,820 170,781 170,757 170,731 170,768 170,910 171,186 171,682 172,520
Unemployment 16,256 16,552 17,130 17,873 18,571 19,058 19,207 19,060 18,754 18,427 18,095 17,709
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 8.8% 9.1% 9.5% 9.8% 10.0% 10.1% 10.0% 9.9% 9.7% 9.5% 9.3%
                       
1979
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 184,941 184,966 184,735 184,383 184,094 183,993 184,087 184,312 184,641 184,969 185,332 185,810
Employment 167,216 167,620 167,740 167,695 167,613 167,575 167,608 167,730 167,987 168,402 168,958 169,583
Unemployment 17,725 17,346 16,995 16,688 16,481 16,418 16,479 16,582 16,654 16,567 16,374 16,227
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.4% 9.2% 9.1% 9.0% 8.9% 9.0% 9.0% 9.0% 9.0% 8.8% 8.7%
                       
1978
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 179,245 180,057 180,709 181,209 181,554 181,747 181,963 182,268 182,680 183,262 183,977 184,591
Employment 159,746 160,171 160,654 161,171 161,664 162,101 162,538 163,024 163,653 164,489 165,514 166,480
Unemployment 19,499 19,886 20,055 20,038 19,890 19,646 19,425 19,244 19,027 18,773 18,463 18,111
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 11.0% 11.1% 11.1% 11.0% 10.8% 10.7% 10.6% 10.4% 10.2% 10.0% 9.8%
                       
1977
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 169,309 170,059 170,890 171,666 172,323 172,866 173,415 174,145 175,120 176,221 177,332 178,335
Employment 153,861 154,151 154,549 154,963 155,348 155,694 156,153 156,805 157,589 158,336 158,943 159,372
Unemployment 15,448 15,908 16,341 16,703 16,975 17,172 17,262 17,340 17,531 17,885 18,389 18,963
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.4% 9.6% 9.7% 9.9% 9.9% 10.0% 10.0% 10.0% 10.1% 10.4% 10.6%
                       
1976
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Labor Force 160,183 160,022 160,124 161,033 162,338 163,908 165,368 166,416 167,180 167,790 168,258 168,729
Employment 148,820 148,718 148,935 149,867 151,056 152,324 153,282 153,715 153,851 153,868 153,794 153,764
Unemployment 11,363 11,304 11,189 11,166 11,282 11,584 12,086 12,701 13,329 13,922 14,464 14,965
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.1% 7.0% 6.9% 6.9% 7.1% 7.3% 7.6% 8.0% 8.3% 8.6% 8.9%

Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing predictable seasonal fluctuations in the unemployment rates so that the underlying trends are easier to see. For example, Alaska’s unemployment rates are typically lower in the summer when construction, fishing, and tourism jobs are all at their yearly high points. Removing that expected seasonal fluctuation provides a clearer picture of whether rates are rising or falling, aside from their normal ups and downs over the course of the year.

Read more about seasonal adjustment and how it works.


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.