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Aleutians West Census Area Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

Return to not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate by year for Aleutians West Census Area

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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 4,572 4,934 4,753 4,364 3,072 3,929
Employment 4,352 4,830 4,657 4,269 2,928 3,803
Unemployment 220 104 96 95 144 126
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 2.1% 2.0% 2.2% 4.7% 3.2%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,049 5,081 4,903 4,188 3,270 3,640 3,861 3,785 3,787 2,963 2,665 2,586 3,732
Employment 3,939 4,997 4,804 4,031 2,693 3,364 3,717 3,707 3,703 2,878 2,538 2,381 3,563
Unemployment 110 84 99 157 577 276 144 78 84 85 127 205 169
Unemployment Rate 2.7% 1.7% 2.0% 3.7% 17.6% 7.6% 3.7% 2.1% 2.2% 2.9% 4.8% 7.9% 4.5%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,131 4,887 4,676 3,950 2,665 3,318 4,104 4,014 3,751 3,111 2,737 2,537 3,657
Employment 3,996 4,772 4,560 3,852 2,529 3,210 4,008 3,922 3,662 2,993 2,613 2,409 3,544
Unemployment 135 115 116 98 136 108 96 92 89 118 124 128 113
Unemployment Rate 3.3% 2.4% 2.5% 2.5% 5.1% 3.3% 2.3% 2.3% 2.4% 3.8% 4.5% 5.0% 3.1%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,205 4,958 4,674 3,971 2,699 3,383 3,958 3,916 3,494 3,173 2,813 2,516 3,647
Employment 4,086 4,853 4,573 3,865 2,573 3,260 3,864 3,814 3,384 3,038 2,687 2,371 3,531
Unemployment 119 105 101 106 126 123 94 102 110 135 126 145 116
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.1% 2.2% 2.7% 4.7% 3.6% 2.4% 2.6% 3.1% 4.3% 4.5% 5.8% 3.2%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,435 4,921 4,762 4,254 2,982 3,500 3,764 3,806 3,482 3,324 2,986 2,809 3,752
Employment 4,303 4,812 4,656 4,117 2,830 3,365 3,658 3,698 3,327 3,180 2,864 2,668 3,623
Unemployment 132 109 106 137 152 135 106 108 155 144 122 141 129
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 2.2% 2.2% 3.2% 5.1% 3.9% 2.8% 2.8% 4.5% 4.3% 4.1% 5.0% 3.4%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,563 5,064 4,923 4,058 2,847 3,840 4,285 4,291 4,148 3,639 3,189 2,941 3,982
Employment 4,435 4,948 4,812 3,915 2,692 3,710 4,180 4,200 4,015 3,511 3,047 2,806 3,856
Unemployment 128 116 111 143 155 130 105 91 133 128 142 135 126
Unemployment Rate 2.8% 2.3% 2.3% 3.5% 5.4% 3.4% 2.5% 2.1% 3.2% 3.5% 4.5% 4.6% 3.2%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,958 4,967 4,923 4,378 3,212 3,687 4,393 4,380 3,950 3,657 3,257 2,952 4,060
Employment 4,791 4,818 4,786 4,205 3,009 3,523 4,267 4,266 3,836 3,494 3,117 2,783 3,908
Unemployment 167 149 137 173 203 164 126 114 114 163 140 169 152
Unemployment Rate 3.4% 3.0% 2.8% 4.0% 6.3% 4.4% 2.9% 2.6% 2.9% 4.5% 4.3% 5.7% 3.7%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,200 6,269 6,003 5,104 3,420 4,103 4,469 4,305 4,178 3,963 3,706 2,846 4,464
Employment 4,949 6,041 5,796 4,914 3,109 3,876 4,288 4,132 4,011 3,743 3,513 2,664 4,253
Unemployment 251 228 207 190 311 227 181 173 167 220 193 182 211
Unemployment Rate 4.8% 3.6% 3.4% 3.7% 9.1% 5.5% 4.1% 4.0% 4.0% 5.6% 5.2% 6.4% 4.7%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,986 5,883 5,743 4,420 3,337 3,994 4,238 4,150 4,050 3,907 3,555 2,765 4,252
Employment 4,644 5,635 5,521 4,148 2,909 3,680 4,007 3,939 3,797 3,529 3,231 2,447 3,957
Unemployment 342 248 222 272 428 314 231 211 253 378 324 318 295
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 4.2% 3.9% 6.2% 12.8% 7.9% 5.5% 5.1% 6.2% 9.7% 9.1% 11.5% 6.9%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,746 5,873 5,780 3,916 3,477 4,069 4,258 4,225 4,029 4,043 3,675 2,938 4,252
Employment 4,452 5,650 5,568 3,610 3,084 3,822 4,042 4,015 3,802 3,666 3,282 2,448 3,953
Unemployment 294 223 212 306 393 247 216 210 227 377 393 490 299
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 3.8% 3.7% 7.8% 11.3% 6.1% 5.1% 5.0% 5.6% 9.3% 10.7% 16.7% 7.0%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,804 5,790 5,731 3,860 3,104 4,121 4,362 4,356 4,096 4,208 3,528 2,887 4,238
Employment 4,552 5,603 5,553 3,621 2,768 3,898 4,177 4,174 3,897 4,000 3,148 2,423 3,985
Unemployment 252 187 178 239 336 223 185 182 199 208 380 464 253
Unemployment Rate 5.2% 3.2% 3.1% 6.2% 10.8% 5.4% 4.2% 4.2% 4.9% 4.9% 10.8% 16.1% 6.0%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,737 5,501 5,440 3,904 2,791 3,810 4,029 3,935 3,594 3,560 3,368 2,725 3,949
Employment 4,521 5,317 5,279 3,721 2,534 3,611 3,861 3,790 3,403 3,351 3,169 2,349 3,742
Unemployment 216 184 161 183 257 199 168 145 191 209 199 376 207
Unemployment Rate 4.6% 3.3% 3.0% 4.7% 9.2% 5.2% 4.2% 3.7% 5.3% 5.9% 5.9% 13.8% 5.2%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,536 4,264 4,153 3,023 2,237 2,990 3,148 3,004 2,587 2,659 2,442 1,985 3,002
Employment 3,348 4,087 4,001 2,785 1,917 2,765 2,986 2,858 2,356 2,401 2,252 1,667 2,785
Unemployment 188 177 152 238 320 225 162 146 231 258 190 318 217
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 4.2% 3.7% 7.9% 14.3% 7.5% 5.1% 4.9% 8.9% 9.7% 7.8% 16.0% 7.2%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,889 4,426 4,163 2,596 2,298 2,966 3,088 2,996 2,814 2,897 2,481 2,046 3,055
Employment 3,679 4,310 4,047 2,396 1,988 2,794 2,958 2,868 2,696 2,744 2,327 1,789 2,883
Unemployment 210 116 116 200 310 172 130 128 118 153 154 257 172
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 2.6% 2.8% 7.7% 13.5% 5.8% 4.2% 4.3% 4.2% 5.3% 6.2% 12.6% 5.6%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,882 4,298 4,163 2,653 2,254 2,852 3,178 3,137 3,053 2,980 2,345 2,180 3,081
Employment 3,654 4,159 4,026 2,472 2,003 2,678 3,065 3,029 2,938 2,869 2,192 1,895 2,915
Unemployment 228 139 137 181 251 174 113 108 115 111 153 285 166
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 3.2% 3.3% 6.8% 11.1% 6.1% 3.6% 3.4% 3.8% 3.7% 6.5% 13.1% 5.4%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,791 4,481 4,354 2,901 2,270 2,906 3,337 3,212 3,043 3,294 2,716 2,154 3,205
Employment 3,586 4,317 4,200 2,694 1,986 2,740 3,209 3,090 2,908 3,151 2,510 1,879 3,023
Unemployment 205 164 154 207 284 166 128 122 135 143 206 275 182
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 3.7% 3.5% 7.1% 12.5% 5.7% 3.8% 3.8% 4.4% 4.3% 7.6% 12.8% 5.7%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,099 4,583 4,260 2,592 2,351 2,722 3,150 3,239 3,048 3,098 2,544 1,979 3,139
Employment 3,838 4,400 4,095 2,396 2,124 2,540 3,008 3,113 2,899 2,959 2,350 1,776 2,958
Unemployment 261 183 165 196 227 182 142 126 149 139 194 203 181
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 4.0% 3.9% 7.6% 9.7% 6.7% 4.5% 3.9% 4.9% 4.5% 7.6% 10.3% 5.8%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,843 4,342 3,989 2,485 2,133 2,680 3,160 3,258 3,164 3,292 2,555 2,021 3,077
Employment 3,641 4,179 3,819 2,249 1,898 2,461 3,000 3,107 3,004 3,106 2,330 1,740 2,878
Unemployment 202 163 170 236 235 219 160 151 160 186 225 281 199
Unemployment Rate 5.3% 3.8% 4.3% 9.5% 11.0% 8.2% 5.1% 4.6% 5.1% 5.7% 8.8% 13.9% 6.5%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,043 4,279 4,066 2,422 2,158 2,599 3,184 3,088 3,045 3,036 2,314 2,049 2,940
Employment 2,800 4,110 3,894 2,237 1,921 2,357 3,021 2,943 2,905 2,884 2,124 1,863 2,755
Unemployment 243 169 172 185 237 242 163 145 140 152 190 186 185
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 3.9% 4.2% 7.6% 11.0% 9.3% 5.1% 4.7% 4.6% 5.0% 8.2% 9.1% 6.3%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,633 4,219 3,900 2,691 2,036 2,303 2,762 2,858 2,776 2,848 2,038 1,811 2,739
Employment 2,401 4,092 3,761 2,523 1,844 2,083 2,594 2,708 2,643 2,713 1,849 1,620 2,569
Unemployment 232 127 139 168 192 220 168 150 133 135 189 191 170
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 3.0% 3.6% 6.2% 9.4% 9.6% 6.1% 5.2% 4.8% 4.7% 9.3% 10.5% 6.2%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,378 4,066 3,686 2,678 2,076 2,086 2,686 2,890 2,765 2,625 1,978 1,750 2,639
Employment 2,138 3,931 3,541 2,530 1,908 1,868 2,554 2,775 2,660 2,507 1,820 1,586 2,485
Unemployment 240 135 145 148 168 218 132 115 105 118 158 164 154
Unemployment Rate 10.1% 3.3% 3.9% 5.5% 8.1% 10.5% 4.9% 4.0% 3.8% 4.5% 8.0% 9.4% 5.8%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,186 3,713 3,511 2,845 2,246 2,207 2,593 3,046 2,826 2,748 2,058 1,884 2,738
Employment 2,978 3,573 3,367 2,726 2,102 2,053 2,464 2,940 2,723 2,629 1,896 1,716 2,597
Unemployment 208 140 144 119 144 154 129 106 103 119 162 168 141
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 3.8% 4.1% 4.2% 6.4% 7.0% 5.0% 3.5% 3.6% 4.3% 7.9% 8.9% 5.1%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,129 2,258 2,206 1,951 1,916 1,952 2,280 2,123 2,014 1,979 1,846 1,774 2,036
Employment 1,896 2,164 2,117 1,836 1,778 1,787 2,059 2,019 1,923 1,879 1,712 1,612 1,899
Unemployment 233 94 89 115 138 165 221 104 91 100 134 162 137
Unemployment Rate 10.9% 4.2% 4.0% 5.9% 7.2% 8.5% 9.7% 4.9% 4.5% 5.1% 7.3% 9.1% 6.7%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,037 2,253 2,226 2,056 1,982 2,068 2,231 2,001 1,974 1,906 1,806 1,852 2,033
Employment 1,889 2,168 2,122 1,939 1,848 1,875 2,055 1,851 1,843 1,809 1,695 1,604 1,892
Unemployment 148 85 104 117 134 193 176 150 131 97 111 248 141
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 3.8% 4.7% 5.7% 6.8% 9.3% 7.9% 7.5% 6.6% 5.1% 6.1% 13.4% 6.9%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,195 2,411 2,466 2,347 2,340 2,330 2,532 2,202 2,204 2,156 1,983 1,903 2,256
Employment 2,066 2,326 2,381 2,233 2,213 2,189 2,396 2,043 2,080 2,024 1,884 1,746 2,132
Unemployment 129 85 85 114 127 141 136 159 124 132 99 157 124
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 3.5% 3.4% 4.9% 5.4% 6.1% 5.4% 7.2% 5.6% 6.1% 5.0% 8.3% 5.5%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,112 2,523 2,497 2,402 2,425 2,410 2,600 2,351 2,233 2,176 2,017 2,079 2,319
Employment 2,048 2,465 2,421 2,321 2,350 2,305 2,504 2,250 2,154 2,109 1,963 1,869 2,230
Unemployment 64 58 76 81 75 105 96 101 79 67 54 210 89
Unemployment Rate 3.0% 2.3% 3.0% 3.4% 3.1% 4.4% 3.7% 4.3% 3.5% 3.1% 2.7% 10.1% 3.8%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,258 2,625 2,571 2,325 2,344 2,478 2,779 2,532 2,372 2,264 2,115 2,048 2,393
Employment 2,168 2,561 2,505 2,265 2,259 2,387 2,706 2,473 2,320 2,218 2,071 2,002 2,328
Unemployment 90 64 66 60 85 91 73 59 52 46 44 46 65
Unemployment Rate 4.0% 2.4% 2.6% 2.6% 3.6% 3.7% 2.6% 2.3% 2.2% 2.0% 2.1% 2.2% 2.7%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,826 3,266 3,139 2,776 2,737 2,895 3,293 3,049 2,937 2,735 2,568 2,505 2,893
Employment 2,754 3,211 3,084 2,705 2,657 2,809 3,216 2,972 2,873 2,670 2,513 2,429 2,824
Unemployment 72 55 55 71 80 86 77 77 64 65 55 76 69
Unemployment Rate 2.5% 1.7% 1.8% 2.6% 2.9% 3.0% 2.3% 2.5% 2.2% 2.4% 2.1% 3.0% 2.4%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,078 4,529 4,554 4,059 3,825 3,889 4,425 3,944 3,783 3,641 3,608 3,493 3,985
Employment 4,040 4,502 4,531 4,010 3,774 3,824 4,372 3,883 3,748 3,565 3,542 3,446 3,936
Unemployment 38 27 23 49 51 65 53 61 35 76 66 47 49
Unemployment Rate 0.9% 0.6% 0.5% 1.2% 1.3% 1.7% 1.2% 1.5% 0.9% 2.1% 1.8% 1.3% 1.2%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,734 4,252 4,297 4,226 4,035 4,049 4,319 3,923 3,671 3,376 3,412 3,391 3,891
Employment 3,706 4,222 4,269 4,201 3,990 3,998 4,259 3,870 3,618 3,330 3,363 3,361 3,849
Unemployment 28 30 28 25 45 51 60 53 53 46 49 30 42
Unemployment Rate 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.6% 1.1% 1.3% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 0.9% 1.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,588 3,732 3,766 3,932 3,976 3,981 4,375 3,864 3,564 3,365 3,484 3,530 3,763
Employment 3,547 3,697 3,722 3,908 3,938 3,955 4,352 3,829 3,514 3,316 3,457 3,501 3,728
Unemployment 41 35 44 24 38 26 23 35 50 49 27 29 35
Unemployment Rate 1.1% 0.9% 1.2% 0.6% 1.0% 0.7% 0.5% 0.9% 1.4% 1.5% 0.8% 0.8% 0.9%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,340 3,559 3,596 3,578 3,722 3,737 4,117 3,633 3,366 3,333 3,396 3,436 3,568
Employment 3,317 3,539 3,572 3,553 3,697 3,720 4,107 3,617 3,353 3,320 3,383 3,428 3,551
Unemployment 23 20 24 25 25 17 10 16 13 13 13 8 17
Unemployment Rate 0.7% 0.6% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 0.5% 0.2% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.4% 0.2% 0.5%

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.