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Nome Census Area 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 3,951 4,217 3,369 3,340 3,587
Employment 3,627 3,862 2,970 2,934 3,163
Unemployment 324 355 399 406 424
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.4% 11.8% 12.2% 11.8%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,066 4,082 4,053 3,763 3,839 4,054 3,817 3,608 3,752 3,944 4,028 4,115 3,927
Employment 3,708 3,693 3,622 3,289 3,271 3,464 3,262 3,294 3,408 3,641 3,719 3,818 3,516
Unemployment 358 389 431 474 568 590 555 314 344 303 309 297 411
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 9.5% 10.6% 12.6% 14.8% 14.6% 14.5% 8.7% 9.2% 7.7% 7.7% 7.2% 10.5%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,169 4,095 4,114 3,969 3,995 4,058 3,861 3,921 3,981 4,117 4,082 4,024 4,032
Employment 3,711 3,646 3,681 3,567 3,592 3,583 3,416 3,548 3,640 3,808 3,747 3,703 3,637
Unemployment 458 449 433 402 403 475 445 373 341 309 335 321 395
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 11.0% 10.5% 10.1% 10.1% 11.7% 11.5% 9.5% 8.6% 7.5% 8.2% 8.0% 9.8%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,142 4,133 4,187 4,082 4,097 4,132 4,005 3,923 4,018 4,197 4,136 4,222 4,106
Employment 3,681 3,646 3,722 3,637 3,654 3,637 3,577 3,518 3,661 3,836 3,749 3,822 3,678
Unemployment 461 487 465 445 443 495 428 405 357 361 387 400 428
Unemployment Rate 11.1% 11.8% 11.1% 10.9% 10.8% 12.0% 10.7% 10.3% 8.9% 8.6% 9.4% 9.5% 10.4%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,129 4,213 4,156 4,079 4,115 4,096 3,820 3,787 4,128 4,228 4,213 4,210 4,098
Employment 3,632 3,696 3,692 3,601 3,634 3,575 3,331 3,310 3,718 3,838 3,788 3,778 3,633
Unemployment 497 517 464 478 481 521 489 477 410 390 425 432 465
Unemployment Rate 12.0% 12.3% 11.2% 11.7% 11.7% 12.7% 12.8% 12.6% 9.9% 9.2% 10.1% 10.3% 11.3%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,066 4,081 4,186 4,100 4,088 4,054 3,726 3,824 4,169 4,233 4,159 4,174 4,072
Employment 3,602 3,587 3,677 3,589 3,578 3,460 3,192 3,306 3,714 3,756 3,702 3,725 3,574
Unemployment 464 494 509 511 510 594 534 518 455 477 457 449 498
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 12.1% 12.2% 12.5% 12.5% 14.7% 14.3% 13.5% 10.9% 11.3% 11.0% 10.8% 12.2%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,038 4,081 4,117 3,993 4,116 4,055 3,857 4,076 4,144 4,172 4,101 4,030 4,065
Employment 3,549 3,561 3,610 3,482 3,600 3,527 3,380 3,647 3,733 3,768 3,685 3,608 3,596
Unemployment 489 520 507 511 516 528 477 429 411 404 416 422 469
Unemployment Rate 12.1% 12.7% 12.3% 12.8% 12.5% 13.0% 12.4% 10.5% 9.9% 9.7% 10.1% 10.5% 11.5%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,070 4,071 4,098 4,061 4,099 4,108 3,939 4,041 4,190 4,250 4,232 4,124 4,107
Employment 3,556 3,529 3,552 3,558 3,588 3,565 3,409 3,544 3,708 3,813 3,805 3,697 3,610
Unemployment 514 542 546 503 511 543 530 497 482 437 427 427 497
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 13.3% 13.3% 12.4% 12.5% 13.2% 13.5% 12.3% 11.5% 10.3% 10.1% 10.4% 12.1%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,106 4,068 4,106 4,067 4,102 4,056 3,918 4,091 4,223 4,312 4,213 4,205 4,123
Employment 3,566 3,521 3,594 3,570 3,569 3,489 3,409 3,600 3,738 3,831 3,729 3,737 3,613
Unemployment 540 547 512 497 533 567 509 491 485 481 484 468 510
Unemployment Rate 13.2% 13.4% 12.5% 12.2% 13.0% 14.0% 13.0% 12.0% 11.5% 11.2% 11.5% 11.1% 12.4%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,130 4,204 4,260 4,154 4,142 4,118 3,903 3,972 4,226 4,348 4,291 4,241 4,166
Employment 3,615 3,678 3,744 3,671 3,631 3,573 3,402 3,510 3,766 3,891 3,830 3,759 3,673
Unemployment 515 526 516 483 511 545 501 462 460 457 461 482 493
Unemployment Rate 12.5% 12.5% 12.1% 11.6% 12.3% 13.2% 12.8% 11.6% 10.9% 10.5% 10.7% 11.4% 11.8%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,183 4,177 4,190 4,116 4,114 4,120 3,751 4,028 4,148 4,186 4,148 4,243 4,117
Employment 3,642 3,623 3,657 3,591 3,592 3,551 3,219 3,532 3,660 3,708 3,669 3,749 3,599
Unemployment 541 554 533 525 522 569 532 496 488 478 479 494 518
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13.3% 12.7% 12.8% 12.7% 13.8% 14.2% 12.3% 11.8% 11.4% 11.5% 11.6% 12.6%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,140 4,174 4,211 4,208 4,119 4,010 3,771 3,936 4,123 4,236 4,248 4,208 4,115
Employment 3,619 3,603 3,641 3,651 3,573 3,424 3,211 3,417 3,639 3,757 3,743 3,708 3,582
Unemployment 521 571 570 557 546 586 560 519 484 479 505 500 533
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 13.7% 13.5% 13.2% 13.3% 14.6% 14.9% 13.2% 11.7% 11.3% 11.9% 11.9% 13.0%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,084 4,016 3,981 3,986 4,007 3,789 3,672 3,815 3,951 4,134 4,126 4,077 3,970
Employment 3,618 3,523 3,483 3,491 3,504 3,282 3,187 3,343 3,505 3,687 3,672 3,630 3,494
Unemployment 466 493 498 495 503 507 485 472 446 447 454 447 476
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 12.3% 12.5% 12.4% 12.6% 13.4% 13.2% 12.4% 11.3% 10.8% 11.0% 11.0% 12.0%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,075 4,039 4,079 3,974 3,978 3,923 3,635 3,851 3,930 4,056 4,068 4,113 3,976
Employment 3,655 3,617 3,675 3,574 3,556 3,467 3,189 3,451 3,562 3,731 3,722 3,741 3,578
Unemployment 420 422 404 400 422 456 446 400 368 325 346 372 398
Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.4% 9.9% 10.1% 10.6% 11.6% 12.3% 10.4% 9.4% 8.0% 8.5% 9.0% 10.0%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,871 3,843 3,899 3,749 3,788 3,542 3,413 3,550 3,802 3,984 4,023 3,989 3,788
Employment 3,460 3,425 3,490 3,321 3,345 3,071 2,970 3,144 3,401 3,600 3,621 3,613 3,372
Unemployment 411 418 409 428 443 471 443 406 401 384 402 376 416
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.9% 10.5% 11.4% 11.7% 13.3% 13.0% 11.4% 10.5% 9.6% 10.0% 9.4% 11.0%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,004 4,018 4,014 3,898 3,817 3,843 3,570 3,682 3,875 3,967 4,003 3,950 3,887
Employment 3,493 3,482 3,492 3,382 3,328 3,319 3,077 3,238 3,474 3,569 3,592 3,572 3,418
Unemployment 511 536 522 516 489 524 493 444 401 398 411 378 469
Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13.3% 13.0% 13.2% 12.8% 13.6% 13.8% 12.1% 10.3% 10.0% 10.3% 9.6% 12.1%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,085 4,098 4,100 4,052 3,961 4,028 3,604 3,602 3,879 4,167 4,074 4,063 3,976
Employment 3,564 3,537 3,585 3,548 3,462 3,498 3,121 3,159 3,432 3,705 3,586 3,568 3,480
Unemployment 521 561 515 504 499 530 483 443 447 462 488 495 496
Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13.7% 12.6% 12.4% 12.6% 13.2% 13.4% 12.3% 11.5% 11.1% 12.0% 12.2% 12.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,968 3,999 4,038 4,033 3,887 3,907 3,880 3,655 3,871 4,073 4,057 4,098 3,955
Employment 3,495 3,508 3,531 3,562 3,399 3,381 3,415 3,242 3,448 3,669 3,645 3,660 3,496
Unemployment 473 491 507 471 488 526 465 413 423 404 412 438 459
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.3% 12.6% 11.7% 12.6% 13.5% 12.0% 11.3% 10.9% 9.9% 10.2% 10.7% 11.6%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,073 4,031 4,019 4,020 3,927 3,697 3,596 3,752 3,896 4,051 3,979 4,004 3,921
Employment 3,672 3,607 3,596 3,596 3,501 3,230 3,155 3,331 3,500 3,650 3,566 3,603 3,501
Unemployment 401 424 423 424 426 467 441 421 396 401 413 401 420
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 10.5% 10.5% 10.5% 10.8% 12.6% 12.3% 11.2% 10.2% 9.9% 10.4% 10.0% 10.7%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,807 3,875 4,083 3,722 3,782 3,586 3,874 3,809 3,909 3,921 3,963 4,018 3,862
Employment 3,437 3,485 3,648 3,298 3,362 3,166 3,486 3,467 3,569 3,593 3,616 3,649 3,481
Unemployment 370 390 435 424 420 420 388 342 340 328 347 369 381
Unemployment Rate 9.7% 10.1% 10.7% 11.4% 11.1% 11.7% 10.0% 9.0% 8.7% 8.4% 8.8% 9.2% 9.9%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,773 3,773 3,752 3,672 3,626 3,522 3,630 3,705 3,601 3,800 3,745 3,718 3,693
Employment 3,409 3,397 3,382 3,303 3,239 3,106 3,265 3,368 3,278 3,487 3,422 3,393 3,337
Unemployment 364 376 370 369 387 416 365 337 323 313 323 325 356
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 10.0% 9.9% 10.0% 10.7% 11.8% 10.1% 9.1% 9.0% 8.2% 8.6% 8.7% 9.6%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,787 3,729 3,764 3,596 3,626 3,582 3,622 3,686 3,734 3,771 3,804 3,764 3,705
Employment 3,461 3,370 3,397 3,233 3,214 3,164 3,260 3,321 3,384 3,467 3,470 3,436 3,348
Unemployment 326 359 367 363 412 418 362 365 350 304 334 328 357
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 9.6% 9.8% 10.1% 11.4% 11.7% 10.0% 9.9% 9.4% 8.1% 8.8% 8.7% 9.6%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,349 3,393 3,373 3,303 3,174 3,133 3,119 2,947 2,938 2,977 3,000 3,095 3,151
Employment 2,968 2,996 2,999 2,905 2,749 2,661 2,673 2,606 2,652 2,699 2,702 2,804 2,785
Unemployment 381 397 374 398 425 472 446 341 286 278 298 291 366
Unemployment Rate 11.4% 11.7% 11.1% 12.0% 13.4% 15.1% 14.3% 11.6% 9.7% 9.3% 9.9% 9.4% 11.6%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,448 3,441 3,422 3,436 3,344 3,441 3,400 3,372 3,359 3,388 3,393 3,444 3,408
Employment 3,168 3,138 3,118 3,117 2,985 2,989 3,009 3,016 3,026 3,095 3,064 3,111 3,070
Unemployment 280 303 304 319 359 452 391 356 333 293 329 333 338
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.8% 8.9% 9.3% 10.7% 13.1% 11.5% 10.6% 9.9% 8.6% 9.7% 9.7% 9.9%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,280 3,260 3,310 3,273 3,293 3,329 3,377 3,280 3,292 3,271 3,231 3,353 3,296
Employment 2,956 2,924 2,928 2,862 2,873 2,870 2,957 2,933 2,978 3,034 2,989 3,122 2,952
Unemployment 324 336 382 411 420 459 420 347 314 237 242 231 344
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 10.3% 11.5% 12.6% 12.8% 13.8% 12.4% 10.6% 9.5% 7.2% 7.5% 6.9% 10.4%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,468 3,494 3,614 3,543 3,425 3,432 3,456 3,311 3,258 3,269 3,209 3,291 3,398
Employment 2,987 3,035 3,105 3,008 2,863 2,880 2,990 2,949 2,915 2,998 2,964 3,036 2,978
Unemployment 481 459 509 535 562 552 466 362 343 271 245 255 420
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 13.1% 14.1% 15.1% 16.4% 16.1% 13.5% 10.9% 10.5% 8.3% 7.6% 7.7% 12.4%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,419 3,407 3,398 3,329 3,287 3,403 3,401 3,354 3,346 3,417 3,444 3,485 3,391
Employment 2,979 2,952 2,965 2,879 2,835 2,907 2,909 2,918 2,942 3,027 3,039 3,068 2,952
Unemployment 440 455 433 450 452 496 492 436 404 390 405 417 439
Unemployment Rate 12.9% 13.4% 12.7% 13.5% 13.8% 14.6% 14.5% 13.0% 12.1% 11.4% 11.8% 12.0% 12.9%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,500 3,504 3,506 3,419 3,366 3,441 3,415 3,416 3,393 3,448 3,412 3,485 3,442
Employment 3,056 3,047 3,059 2,956 2,939 3,007 2,998 3,015 3,051 3,065 3,054 3,105 3,029
Unemployment 444 457 447 463 427 434 417 401 342 383 358 380 413
Unemployment Rate 12.7% 13.0% 12.7% 13.5% 12.7% 12.6% 12.2% 11.7% 10.1% 11.1% 10.5% 10.9% 12.0%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,181 3,299 3,335 3,267 3,273 3,413 3,262 3,180 3,113 3,216 3,275 3,274 3,258
Employment 2,811 2,907 2,953 2,835 2,795 2,901 2,850 2,825 2,785 2,899 2,947 2,929 2,870
Unemployment 370 392 382 432 478 512 412 355 328 317 328 345 388
Unemployment Rate 11.6% 11.9% 11.5% 13.2% 14.6% 15.0% 12.6% 11.2% 10.5% 9.9% 10.0% 10.5% 11.9%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,180 3,189 3,214 3,175 3,121 3,199 3,140 3,061 2,980 3,084 3,194 3,237 3,148
Employment 2,738 2,728 2,772 2,731 2,672 2,676 2,726 2,736 2,695 2,816 2,886 2,902 2,757
Unemployment 442 461 442 444 449 523 414 325 285 268 308 335 391
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 14.5% 13.8% 14.0% 14.4% 16.3% 13.2% 10.6% 9.6% 8.7% 9.6% 10.3% 12.4%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,190 3,265 3,287 3,377 3,367 3,422 3,315 3,248 3,203 3,192 3,154 3,232 3,271
Employment 2,905 2,938 2,968 2,999 2,970 2,952 2,875 2,908 2,882 2,880 2,853 2,849 2,915
Unemployment 285 327 319 378 397 470 440 340 321 312 301 383 356
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 10.0% 9.7% 11.2% 11.8% 13.7% 13.3% 10.5% 10.0% 9.8% 9.5% 11.9% 10.9%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,019 3,033 3,045 3,068 3,167 3,342 3,294 3,316 3,222 3,209 3,194 3,267 3,181
Employment 2,697 2,718 2,738 2,714 2,801 3,023 3,006 3,042 2,954 3,004 2,965 2,987 2,887
Unemployment 322 315 307 354 366 319 288 274 268 205 229 280 294
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 10.4% 10.1% 11.5% 11.6% 9.5% 8.7% 8.3% 8.3% 6.4% 7.2% 8.6% 9.2%

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.