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City and Borough of Sitka 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 3,916 3,935 4,006 3,938 4,044
Employment 3,645 3,685 3,775 3,740 3,846
Unemployment 271 250 231 198 198
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.4% 5.8% 5.0% 4.9%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,861 3,951 4,029 3,905 4,026 4,238 4,509 4,595 4,295 4,081 4,015 4,076 4,132
Employment 3,691 3,798 3,841 3,429 3,524 3,761 4,122 4,388 4,089 3,884 3,811 3,828 3,847
Unemployment 170 153 188 476 502 477 387 207 206 197 204 248 285
Unemployment Rate 4.4% 3.9% 4.7% 12.2% 12.5% 11.3% 8.6% 4.5% 4.8% 4.8% 5.1% 6.1% 6.9%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,953 4,061 4,200 4,223 4,593 4,788 5,094 5,135 4,803 4,104 4,037 4,027 4,419
Employment 3,750 3,887 4,026 4,075 4,432 4,627 4,941 4,983 4,663 3,957 3,881 3,870 4,258
Unemployment 203 174 174 148 161 161 153 152 140 147 156 157 161
Unemployment Rate 5.1% 4.3% 4.1% 3.5% 3.5% 3.4% 3.0% 3.0% 2.9% 3.6% 3.9% 3.9% 3.6%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,955 4,031 4,180 4,270 4,531 4,679 4,967 5,060 4,678 4,126 4,051 4,055 4,382
Employment 3,761 3,849 4,000 4,095 4,381 4,498 4,814 4,911 4,524 3,965 3,905 3,886 4,216
Unemployment 194 182 180 175 150 181 153 149 154 161 146 169 166
Unemployment Rate 4.9% 4.5% 4.3% 4.1% 3.3% 3.9% 3.1% 2.9% 3.3% 3.9% 3.6% 4.2% 3.8%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,024 4,081 4,271 4,324 4,558 4,630 5,111 5,268 4,760 4,195 4,128 4,125 4,456
Employment 3,803 3,856 4,078 4,157 4,374 4,432 4,926 5,089 4,580 4,026 3,955 3,941 4,268
Unemployment 221 225 193 167 184 198 185 179 180 169 173 184 188
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.5% 4.5% 3.9% 4.0% 4.3% 3.6% 3.4% 3.8% 4.0% 4.2% 4.5% 4.2%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,932 4,049 4,251 4,294 4,516 4,566 4,968 5,051 4,614 4,062 4,077 4,089 4,373
Employment 3,706 3,818 4,032 4,096 4,326 4,366 4,787 4,889 4,432 3,895 3,898 3,899 4,179
Unemployment 226 231 219 198 190 200 181 162 182 167 179 190 194
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.7% 5.2% 4.6% 4.2% 4.4% 3.6% 3.2% 3.9% 4.1% 4.4% 4.6% 4.4%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,049 4,142 4,306 4,267 4,746 4,836 5,890 5,524 4,697 4,213 4,193 4,237 4,591
Employment 3,795 3,900 4,096 4,078 4,543 4,622 5,703 5,351 4,528 4,030 3,985 4,018 4,387
Unemployment 254 242 210 189 203 214 187 173 169 183 208 219 204
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 5.8% 4.9% 4.4% 4.3% 4.4% 3.2% 3.1% 3.6% 4.3% 5.0% 5.2% 4.4%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,232 4,307 4,510 4,384 4,827 5,023 5,768 5,481 4,766 4,377 4,206 4,139 4,669
Employment 3,935 3,998 4,247 4,165 4,600 4,781 5,549 5,276 4,578 4,186 3,980 3,921 4,435
Unemployment 297 309 263 219 227 242 219 205 188 191 226 218 234
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.2% 5.8% 5.0% 4.7% 4.8% 3.8% 3.7% 3.9% 4.4% 5.4% 5.3% 5.0%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,261 4,343 4,452 4,417 4,649 4,716 5,265 5,373 4,800 4,367 4,335 4,240 4,601
Employment 3,943 4,038 4,183 4,187 4,408 4,454 5,028 5,155 4,586 4,135 4,084 3,980 4,348
Unemployment 318 305 269 230 241 262 237 218 214 232 251 260 253
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.0% 6.0% 5.2% 5.2% 5.6% 4.5% 4.1% 4.5% 5.3% 5.8% 6.1% 5.5%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,244 4,267 4,576 4,673 4,648 4,724 5,295 5,248 4,677 4,370 4,366 4,445 4,627
Employment 3,932 3,956 4,286 4,416 4,373 4,438 5,032 5,021 4,461 4,152 4,115 4,167 4,362
Unemployment 312 311 290 257 275 286 263 227 216 218 251 278 265
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.3% 6.3% 5.5% 5.9% 6.1% 5.0% 4.3% 4.6% 5.0% 5.7% 6.3% 5.7%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,248 4,320 4,477 4,503 4,669 4,678 5,205 5,325 4,622 4,414 4,465 4,415 4,611
Employment 3,901 3,989 4,162 4,233 4,391 4,384 4,946 5,079 4,364 4,150 4,175 4,106 4,323
Unemployment 347 331 315 270 278 294 259 246 258 264 290 309 288
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 7.7% 7.0% 6.0% 6.0% 6.3% 5.0% 4.6% 5.6% 6.0% 6.5% 7.0% 6.2%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,183 4,306 4,455 4,561 4,676 4,643 5,133 5,211 4,663 4,287 4,284 4,268 4,556
Employment 3,829 3,959 4,132 4,285 4,385 4,347 4,855 4,947 4,409 4,020 3,989 3,943 4,258
Unemployment 354 347 323 276 291 296 278 264 254 267 295 325 298
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.1% 7.3% 6.1% 6.2% 6.4% 5.4% 5.1% 5.4% 6.2% 6.9% 7.6% 6.5%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,256 4,322 4,450 4,491 4,781 4,871 5,231 5,341 4,799 4,473 4,392 4,280 4,641
Employment 3,932 3,996 4,116 4,220 4,485 4,568 4,955 5,082 4,532 4,175 4,092 3,962 4,343
Unemployment 324 326 334 271 296 303 276 259 267 298 300 318 298
Unemployment Rate 7.6% 7.5% 7.5% 6.0% 6.2% 6.2% 5.3% 4.8% 5.6% 6.7% 6.8% 7.4% 6.4%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,287 4,366 4,571 4,585 4,744 4,879 5,036 5,044 4,717 4,378 4,352 4,385 4,612
Employment 3,982 4,058 4,289 4,330 4,477 4,623 4,795 4,817 4,505 4,143 4,104 4,121 4,354
Unemployment 305 308 282 255 267 256 241 227 212 235 248 264 258
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.1% 6.2% 5.6% 5.6% 5.2% 4.8% 4.5% 4.5% 5.4% 5.7% 6.0% 5.6%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,419 4,401 4,558 4,557 4,750 4,820 4,950 4,945 4,877 4,441 4,442 4,372 4,628
Employment 4,155 4,153 4,329 4,352 4,559 4,592 4,722 4,729 4,645 4,218 4,180 4,095 4,394
Unemployment 264 248 229 205 191 228 228 216 232 223 262 277 234
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 5.6% 5.0% 4.5% 4.0% 4.7% 4.6% 4.4% 4.8% 5.0% 5.9% 6.3% 5.1%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,331 4,426 4,480 4,524 4,776 4,954 5,125 5,188 4,798 4,521 4,479 4,456 4,671
Employment 4,025 4,102 4,198 4,267 4,515 4,704 4,900 4,977 4,591 4,311 4,255 4,188 4,419
Unemployment 306 324 282 257 261 250 225 211 207 210 224 268 252
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.3% 6.3% 5.7% 5.5% 5.0% 4.4% 4.1% 4.3% 4.6% 5.0% 6.0% 5.4%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,361 4,429 4,565 4,657 4,812 5,053 5,115 5,175 4,948 4,595 4,583 4,568 4,738
Employment 4,033 4,084 4,268 4,398 4,575 4,794 4,881 4,963 4,721 4,356 4,314 4,294 4,473
Unemployment 328 345 297 259 237 259 234 212 227 239 269 274 265
Unemployment Rate 7.5% 7.8% 6.5% 5.6% 4.9% 5.1% 4.6% 4.1% 4.6% 5.2% 5.9% 6.0% 5.6%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,260 4,286 4,428 4,482 4,677 4,782 4,934 4,975 4,788 4,525 4,538 4,384 4,589
Employment 3,889 3,911 4,096 4,199 4,406 4,486 4,687 4,754 4,565 4,286 4,238 4,079 4,300
Unemployment 371 375 332 283 271 296 247 221 223 239 300 305 289
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 8.7% 7.5% 6.3% 5.8% 6.2% 5.0% 4.4% 4.7% 5.3% 6.6% 7.0% 6.3%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,555 4,593 4,562 4,625 4,716 4,779 4,994 5,074 4,792 4,464 4,510 4,452 4,676
Employment 4,229 4,257 4,236 4,355 4,461 4,479 4,742 4,838 4,554 4,209 4,208 4,117 4,390
Unemployment 326 336 326 270 255 300 252 236 238 255 302 335 286
Unemployment Rate 7.2% 7.3% 7.1% 5.8% 5.4% 6.3% 5.0% 4.7% 5.0% 5.7% 6.7% 7.5% 6.1%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,316 4,406 4,530 4,526 4,590 4,671 5,000 5,068 4,767 4,587 4,516 4,472 4,621
Employment 3,999 4,099 4,208 4,249 4,332 4,394 4,773 4,854 4,544 4,360 4,250 4,171 4,353
Unemployment 317 307 322 277 258 277 227 214 223 227 266 301 268
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.0% 7.1% 6.1% 5.6% 5.9% 4.5% 4.2% 4.7% 4.9% 5.9% 6.7% 5.8%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,233 4,259 4,421 4,359 4,499 4,668 4,737 4,761 4,568 4,431 4,411 4,379 4,477
Employment 3,973 4,006 4,182 4,166 4,320 4,467 4,555 4,594 4,408 4,235 4,179 4,109 4,266
Unemployment 260 253 239 193 179 201 182 167 160 196 232 270 211
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 5.9% 5.4% 4.4% 4.0% 4.3% 3.8% 3.5% 3.5% 4.4% 5.3% 6.2% 4.7%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,378 4,526 4,570 4,365 4,541 4,529 4,655 4,699 4,425 4,311 4,268 4,232 4,458
Employment 4,127 4,261 4,329 4,144 4,324 4,289 4,472 4,520 4,251 4,129 4,066 4,029 4,245
Unemployment 251 265 241 221 217 240 183 179 174 182 202 203 213
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.9% 5.3% 5.1% 4.8% 5.3% 3.9% 3.8% 3.9% 4.2% 4.7% 4.8% 4.8%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,998 4,095 4,079 4,161 4,421 4,554 4,748 4,672 4,574 4,302 4,180 4,143 4,327
Employment 3,736 3,780 3,820 3,945 4,184 4,294 4,533 4,481 4,394 4,091 3,997 3,948 4,100
Unemployment 262 315 259 216 237 260 215 191 180 211 183 195 227
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 7.7% 6.3% 5.2% 5.4% 5.7% 4.5% 4.1% 3.9% 4.9% 4.4% 4.7% 5.2%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,070 4,084 4,188 4,178 4,352 4,495 4,634 4,686 4,507 4,255 4,211 4,154 4,318
Employment 3,780 3,772 3,885 3,960 4,152 4,217 4,417 4,474 4,281 4,053 3,996 3,893 4,073
Unemployment 290 312 303 218 200 278 217 212 226 202 215 261 245
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.6% 7.2% 5.2% 4.6% 6.2% 4.7% 4.5% 5.0% 4.7% 5.1% 6.3% 5.7%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,267 4,304 4,418 4,387 4,587 4,658 4,860 4,866 4,690 4,390 4,350 4,347 4,510
Employment 3,921 3,956 4,058 4,129 4,356 4,415 4,635 4,669 4,511 4,187 4,114 4,042 4,249
Unemployment 346 348 360 258 231 243 225 197 179 203 236 305 261
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.1% 8.1% 5.9% 5.0% 5.2% 4.6% 4.0% 3.8% 4.6% 5.4% 7.0% 5.8%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,260 4,286 4,329 4,402 4,545 4,632 4,871 4,896 4,706 4,492 4,338 4,327 4,507
Employment 3,867 3,896 3,965 4,146 4,303 4,373 4,644 4,658 4,468 4,220 4,058 4,025 4,219
Unemployment 393 390 364 256 242 259 227 238 238 272 280 302 288
Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.1% 8.4% 5.8% 5.3% 5.6% 4.7% 4.9% 5.1% 6.1% 6.5% 7.0% 6.4%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,277 4,272 4,291 4,480 4,698 4,755 5,027 5,032 4,795 4,536 4,485 4,404 4,588
Employment 3,919 3,914 4,001 4,250 4,424 4,442 4,715 4,745 4,576 4,312 4,216 4,124 4,303
Unemployment 358 358 290 230 274 313 312 287 219 224 269 280 285
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.4% 6.8% 5.1% 5.8% 6.6% 6.2% 5.7% 4.6% 4.9% 6.0% 6.4% 6.2%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,571 4,553 4,629 4,764 4,977 5,048 5,208 5,160 4,960 4,743 4,592 4,479 4,807
Employment 3,958 3,952 4,008 4,186 4,457 4,573 4,702 4,779 4,595 4,350 4,244 4,133 4,328
Unemployment 613 601 621 578 520 475 506 381 365 393 348 346 479
Unemployment Rate 13.4% 13.2% 13.4% 12.1% 10.4% 9.4% 9.7% 7.4% 7.4% 8.3% 7.6% 7.7% 10.0%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,336 4,392 4,515 4,515 4,782 4,816 5,031 5,039 4,955 4,834 4,699 4,680 4,717
Employment 4,031 4,062 4,212 4,316 4,466 4,611 4,827 4,836 4,752 4,513 4,297 4,196 4,427
Unemployment 305 330 303 199 316 205 204 203 203 321 402 484 290
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.5% 6.7% 4.4% 6.6% 4.3% 4.1% 4.0% 4.1% 6.6% 8.6% 10.3% 6.1%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,198 4,311 4,384 4,446 4,659 4,715 4,978 5,020 4,847 4,615 4,620 4,584 4,615
Employment 3,906 3,905 4,026 4,177 4,382 4,471 4,737 4,798 4,686 4,447 4,342 4,277 4,346
Unemployment 292 406 358 269 277 244 241 222 161 168 278 307 269
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 9.4% 8.2% 6.1% 5.9% 5.2% 4.8% 4.4% 3.3% 3.6% 6.0% 6.7% 5.8%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,203 4,239 4,290 4,350 4,468 4,585 4,805 4,813 4,745 4,442 4,414 4,374 4,477
Employment 3,870 3,893 3,982 4,144 4,296 4,350 4,579 4,633 4,539 4,216 4,097 4,033 4,219
Unemployment 333 346 308 206 172 235 226 180 206 226 317 341 258
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 8.2% 7.2% 4.7% 3.8% 5.1% 4.7% 3.7% 4.3% 5.1% 7.2% 7.8% 5.8%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,227 4,253 4,305 4,325 4,460 4,622 4,845 4,857 4,685 4,473 4,563 4,349 4,498
Employment 3,961 3,947 4,054 4,186 4,311 4,423 4,631 4,668 4,542 4,238 4,155 4,034 4,263
Unemployment 266 306 251 139 149 199 214 189 143 235 408 315 235
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 7.2% 5.8% 3.2% 3.3% 4.3% 4.4% 3.9% 3.1% 5.3% 8.9% 7.2% 5.2%

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.