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Anchorage/Mat-Su MSA 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 197,674 196,573 195,769 197,670 199,133
Employment 184,726 183,298 181,952 184,424 186,459
Unemployment 12,948 13,275 13,817 13,246 12,674
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 6.8% 7.1% 6.7% 6.4%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 198,850 197,489 197,073 193,483 195,631 195,835 196,354 188,181 188,162 200,792 201,608 201,421 196,240
Employment 189,582 188,726 186,091 168,741 172,498 174,079 176,371 176,223 175,707 189,081 189,433 188,820 181,279
Unemployment 9,268 8,763 10,982 24,742 23,133 21,756 19,983 11,958 12,455 11,711 12,175 12,601 14,961
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.4% 5.6% 12.8% 11.8% 11.1% 10.2% 6.4% 6.6% 5.8% 6.0% 6.3% 7.6%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 198,569 198,207 198,091 195,864 197,283 197,645 195,982 193,373 195,294 198,252 200,650 200,543 197,479
Employment 187,095 187,406 187,310 186,586 187,690 187,420 186,597 184,652 186,817 189,930 191,720 191,781 187,917
Unemployment 11,474 10,801 10,781 9,278 9,593 10,225 9,385 8,721 8,477 8,322 8,930 8,762 9,562
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.4% 5.4% 4.7% 4.9% 5.2% 4.8% 4.5% 4.3% 4.2% 4.5% 4.4% 4.8%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 201,299 200,590 199,995 198,579 200,156 199,346 197,939 194,419 196,628 199,854 201,210 200,820 199,236
Employment 188,837 187,870 188,011 187,319 189,687 187,970 187,869 184,895 187,145 190,114 191,221 190,322 188,438
Unemployment 12,462 12,720 11,984 11,260 10,469 11,376 10,070 9,524 9,483 9,740 9,989 10,498 10,798
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.3% 6.0% 5.7% 5.2% 5.7% 5.1% 4.9% 4.8% 4.9% 5.0% 5.2% 5.4%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 204,423 203,919 202,532 202,030 202,409 203,486 202,588 198,932 199,863 201,550 203,992 202,969 202,391
Employment 191,040 190,351 189,520 189,827 190,468 190,995 190,952 187,694 188,588 190,598 192,298 191,052 190,282
Unemployment 13,383 13,568 13,012 12,203 11,941 12,491 11,636 11,238 11,275 10,952 11,694 11,917 12,109
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.7% 6.4% 6.0% 5.9% 6.1% 5.7% 5.6% 5.6% 5.4% 5.7% 5.9% 6.0%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 203,351 203,090 203,057 202,253 202,503 203,308 202,353 199,566 201,299 202,113 205,331 205,660 202,824
Employment 191,224 190,366 190,473 190,239 190,963 190,889 190,792 188,619 189,530 190,582 193,346 193,375 190,867
Unemployment 12,127 12,724 12,584 12,014 11,540 12,419 11,561 10,947 11,769 11,531 11,985 12,285 11,957
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.3% 6.2% 5.9% 5.7% 6.1% 5.7% 5.5% 5.8% 5.7% 5.8% 6.0% 5.9%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 203,545 202,024 202,687 201,281 203,749 202,571 201,744 198,904 199,851 202,633 205,404 206,003 202,533
Employment 191,651 190,005 190,869 190,230 192,668 190,982 191,438 189,365 189,915 192,167 194,110 194,470 191,489
Unemployment 11,894 12,019 11,818 11,051 11,081 11,589 10,306 9,539 9,936 10,466 11,294 11,533 11,044
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 5.9% 5.8% 5.5% 5.4% 5.7% 5.1% 4.8% 5.0% 5.2% 5.5% 5.6% 5.5%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 202,443 202,039 203,099 200,254 203,303 203,336 201,839 198,677 200,552 203,488 205,177 204,513 202,394
Employment 189,873 188,813 190,047 188,711 191,701 191,058 190,305 187,707 189,948 193,242 194,160 193,911 190,790
Unemployment 12,570 13,226 13,052 11,543 11,602 12,278 11,534 10,970 10,604 10,246 11,017 10,602 11,604
Unemployment Rate 6.2% 6.5% 6.4% 5.8% 5.7% 6.0% 5.7% 5.5% 5.3% 5.0% 5.4% 5.2% 5.7%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 202,469 201,766 200,009 199,610 201,730 202,536 200,443 198,049 199,561 201,375 204,440 204,275 201,356
Employment 188,821 188,687 187,501 187,695 189,885 189,871 189,061 187,459 188,837 190,026 192,867 192,999 189,476
Unemployment 13,648 13,079 12,508 11,915 11,845 12,665 11,382 10,590 10,724 11,349 11,573 11,276 11,880
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.5% 6.3% 6.0% 5.9% 6.3% 5.7% 5.3% 5.4% 5.6% 5.7% 5.5% 5.9%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 201,130 201,197 201,234 199,724 200,877 201,939 200,487 198,521 199,223 203,055 203,745 205,167 201,358
Employment 187,283 187,128 187,469 187,105 188,371 188,756 188,278 187,476 188,413 192,140 192,120 192,895 188,953
Unemployment 13,847 14,069 13,765 12,619 12,506 13,183 12,209 11,045 10,810 10,915 11,625 12,272 12,405
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 7.0% 6.8% 6.3% 6.2% 6.5% 6.1% 5.6% 5.4% 5.4% 5.7% 6.0% 6.2%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 201,596 200,536 200,238 199,156 201,011 202,143 200,310 198,981 200,228 203,402 205,606 206,222 201,620
Employment 186,040 185,072 185,152 185,230 187,449 187,894 187,347 186,651 187,611 190,836 192,616 192,992 187,908
Unemployment 15,556 15,464 15,086 13,926 13,562 14,249 12,963 12,330 12,617 12,566 12,990 13,230 13,712
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.7% 7.5% 7.0% 6.7% 7.0% 6.5% 6.2% 6.3% 6.2% 6.3% 6.4% 6.8%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 199,917 198,808 198,946 199,512 198,795 200,008 200,690 198,029 198,383 201,246 202,765 203,702 200,067
Employment 183,572 181,801 181,871 183,928 184,032 185,181 187,014 184,808 184,889 187,700 188,097 189,157 185,171
Unemployment 16,345 17,007 17,075 15,584 14,763 14,827 13,676 13,221 13,494 13,546 14,668 14,545 14,896
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.6% 8.6% 7.8% 7.4% 7.4% 6.8% 6.7% 6.8% 6.7% 7.2% 7.1% 7.4%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 196,576 196,619 196,459 196,044 196,056 195,862 192,967 192,259 194,174 197,923 199,801 198,805 196,129
Employment 182,784 182,069 181,616 182,120 181,867 180,754 179,174 179,146 180,295 183,546 185,305 184,439 181,926
Unemployment 13,792 14,550 14,843 13,924 14,189 15,108 13,793 13,113 13,879 14,377 14,496 14,366 14,203
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.4% 7.6% 7.1% 7.2% 7.7% 7.1% 6.8% 7.1% 7.3% 7.3% 7.2% 7.2%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 192,769 192,325 192,935 192,864 191,990 192,640 190,364 189,796 191,187 196,124 197,362 198,808 193,264
Employment 181,341 180,675 181,221 182,075 180,970 181,282 179,890 179,729 180,973 185,648 186,117 187,136 182,255
Unemployment 11,428 11,650 11,714 10,789 11,020 11,358 10,474 10,067 10,214 10,476 11,245 11,672 11,009
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 6.1% 6.1% 5.6% 5.7% 5.9% 5.5% 5.3% 5.3% 5.3% 5.7% 5.9% 5.7%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 191,704 190,208 190,849 188,946 188,401 190,627 190,137 185,924 187,902 191,975 194,561 195,665 190,575
Employment 180,134 178,588 179,603 178,243 178,274 179,915 180,360 176,715 178,088 182,556 184,249 184,831 180,130
Unemployment 11,570 11,620 11,246 10,703 10,127 10,712 9,777 9,209 9,814 9,419 10,312 10,834 10,445
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.1% 5.9% 5.7% 5.4% 5.6% 5.1% 5.0% 5.2% 4.9% 5.3% 5.5% 5.5%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 189,208 189,857 189,423 188,391 189,752 190,495 188,269 186,675 188,060 191,982 193,869 194,857 190,070
Employment 177,038 177,080 177,307 176,811 178,804 179,682 177,838 177,023 177,981 182,431 183,421 184,121 179,128
Unemployment 12,170 12,777 12,116 11,580 10,948 10,813 10,431 9,652 10,079 9,551 10,448 10,736 10,942
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.7% 6.4% 6.1% 5.8% 5.7% 5.5% 5.2% 5.4% 5.0% 5.4% 5.5% 5.8%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 184,724 185,202 184,537 184,472 183,620 185,020 183,086 180,977 184,695 188,373 190,254 191,374 185,528
Employment 172,635 172,536 172,620 173,321 172,981 174,026 172,969 171,555 174,306 178,161 178,604 180,011 174,477
Unemployment 12,089 12,666 11,917 11,151 10,639 10,994 10,117 9,422 10,389 10,212 11,650 11,363 11,051
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.8% 6.5% 6.0% 5.8% 5.9% 5.5% 5.2% 5.6% 5.4% 6.1% 5.9% 6.0%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 181,266 180,441 180,744 179,229 178,971 180,554 178,717 176,935 179,021 183,766 186,706 187,348 181,142
Employment 168,316 167,385 167,563 167,177 167,558 168,461 168,149 166,987 168,687 173,391 175,338 176,029 169,587
Unemployment 12,950 13,056 13,181 12,052 11,413 12,093 10,568 9,948 10,334 10,375 11,368 11,319 11,555
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 7.2% 7.3% 6.7% 6.4% 6.7% 5.9% 5.6% 5.8% 5.6% 6.1% 6.0% 6.4%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 180,913 179,538 177,828 177,781 177,615 180,076 175,292 173,826 176,289 179,921 182,374 183,423 178,740
Employment 168,164 166,276 165,084 165,489 165,893 167,168 164,037 163,193 165,400 169,243 170,460 171,683 166,841
Unemployment 12,749 13,262 12,744 12,292 11,722 12,908 11,255 10,633 10,889 10,678 11,914 11,740 11,899
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.4% 7.2% 6.9% 6.6% 7.2% 6.4% 6.1% 6.2% 5.9% 6.5% 6.4% 6.7%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 175,022 175,172 174,981 173,332 173,721 178,157 173,326 172,280 174,444 177,445 179,374 179,672 175,577
Employment 163,874 163,843 163,159 161,973 163,412 166,901 163,257 162,490 164,466 167,549 168,199 167,953 164,756
Unemployment 11,148 11,329 11,822 11,359 10,309 11,256 10,069 9,790 9,978 9,896 11,175 11,719 10,821
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.5% 6.8% 6.6% 5.9% 6.3% 5.8% 5.7% 5.7% 5.6% 6.2% 6.5% 6.2%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 173,871 171,214 171,954 171,447 171,175 173,322 169,440 167,818 169,130 173,270 175,328 175,885 171,988
Employment 163,619 161,218 161,874 162,233 162,629 164,223 161,296 159,762 161,014 164,668 165,883 166,189 162,884
Unemployment 10,252 9,996 10,080 9,214 8,546 9,099 8,144 8,056 8,116 8,602 9,445 9,696 9,104
Unemployment Rate 5.9% 5.8% 5.9% 5.4% 5.0% 5.2% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 5.0% 5.4% 5.5% 5.3%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 171,629 170,742 171,293 169,648 169,671 170,396 167,150 165,383 165,744 169,643 171,266 173,178 169,645
Employment 161,735 160,465 160,928 160,072 160,225 160,735 158,822 157,184 157,499 161,409 162,174 164,199 160,454
Unemployment 9,894 10,277 10,365 9,576 9,446 9,661 8,328 8,199 8,245 8,234 9,092 8,979 9,191
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.0% 6.1% 5.6% 5.6% 5.7% 5.0% 5.0% 5.0% 4.9% 5.3% 5.2% 5.4%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 172,374 171,183 170,853 169,319 170,489 172,759 171,631 170,649 170,144 172,977 175,685 176,940 172,083
Employment 162,861 160,682 160,946 159,914 161,407 163,516 163,043 162,872 162,208 164,828 167,058 168,518 163,154
Unemployment 9,513 10,501 9,907 9,405 9,082 9,243 8,588 7,777 7,936 8,149 8,627 8,422 8,929
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 6.1% 5.8% 5.6% 5.3% 5.4% 5.0% 4.6% 4.7% 4.7% 4.9% 4.8% 5.2%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 169,157 166,947 168,526 167,218 169,171 170,989 168,482 167,614 167,786 171,009 172,845 173,383 169,427
Employment 159,816 157,458 158,808 158,803 160,986 161,831 160,490 160,317 159,832 162,990 164,600 165,304 160,936
Unemployment 9,341 9,489 9,718 8,415 8,185 9,158 7,992 7,297 7,954 8,019 8,245 8,079 8,491
Unemployment Rate 5.5% 5.7% 5.8% 5.0% 4.8% 5.4% 4.7% 4.4% 4.7% 4.7% 4.8% 4.7% 5.0%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 164,854 163,791 163,962 162,460 164,775 164,581 165,095 164,092 163,841 166,216 169,482 170,612 165,313
Employment 154,162 152,709 152,562 152,265 155,506 154,808 156,161 155,643 154,864 157,693 160,542 162,110 155,752
Unemployment 10,692 11,082 11,400 10,195 9,269 9,773 8,934 8,449 8,977 8,523 8,940 8,502 9,561
Unemployment Rate 6.5% 6.8% 7.0% 6.3% 5.6% 5.9% 5.4% 5.1% 5.5% 5.1% 5.3% 5.0% 5.8%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 161,742 159,554 160,417 158,997 158,982 161,772 160,902 159,994 159,978 164,178 165,459 166,727 161,559
Employment 150,454 148,737 149,436 148,591 149,255 152,118 151,554 151,797 151,084 155,458 155,659 157,512 151,805
Unemployment 11,288 10,817 10,981 10,406 9,727 9,654 9,348 8,197 8,894 8,720 9,800 9,215 9,754
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 6.8% 6.8% 6.5% 6.1% 6.0% 5.8% 5.1% 5.6% 5.3% 5.9% 5.5% 6.0%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 160,559 156,593 157,466 157,564 157,265 157,811 157,391 156,890 156,400 159,962 162,165 162,861 158,577
Employment 150,207 146,317 147,217 147,568 147,826 148,105 148,302 148,396 147,335 150,771 152,444 153,253 148,978
Unemployment 10,352 10,276 10,249 9,996 9,439 9,706 9,089 8,494 9,065 9,191 9,721 9,608 9,599
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.6% 6.5% 6.3% 6.0% 6.2% 5.8% 5.4% 5.8% 5.7% 6.0% 5.9% 6.1%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 158,784 157,691 156,668 156,832 158,268 158,374 157,267 157,045 157,064 159,227 159,544 162,102 158,239
Employment 147,653 146,217 145,691 146,121 148,268 148,003 147,421 148,053 148,035 150,016 150,398 153,128 148,250
Unemployment 11,131 11,474 10,977 10,711 10,000 10,371 9,846 8,992 9,029 9,211 9,146 8,974 9,989
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.3% 7.0% 6.8% 6.3% 6.5% 6.3% 5.7% 5.7% 5.8% 5.7% 5.5% 6.3%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 152,180 151,013 151,778 149,799 153,598 156,023 154,989 153,541 153,275 156,364 159,443 158,583 154,215
Employment 140,914 139,395 140,425 139,200 143,126 144,725 144,908 144,204 144,057 146,611 149,631 149,188 143,865
Unemployment 11,266 11,618 11,353 10,599 10,472 11,298 10,081 9,337 9,218 9,753 9,812 9,395 10,350
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.7% 7.5% 7.1% 6.8% 7.2% 6.5% 6.1% 6.0% 6.2% 6.2% 5.9% 6.7%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 146,047 145,664 145,737 144,754 146,755 149,877 150,864 149,607 149,423 148,957 151,676 152,346 148,476
Employment 133,648 132,759 132,938 132,769 134,772 136,976 139,356 138,813 138,167 138,185 140,620 141,790 136,733
Unemployment 12,399 12,905 12,799 11,985 11,983 12,901 11,508 10,794 11,256 10,772 11,056 10,556 11,743
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.9% 8.8% 8.3% 8.2% 8.6% 7.6% 7.2% 7.5% 7.2% 7.3% 6.9% 7.9%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 140,484 140,821 141,352 141,122 141,324 144,616 144,700 143,735 142,665 145,249 145,523 146,519 143,175
Employment 130,827 130,119 130,579 130,822 130,811 133,786 134,615 134,145 132,306 134,815 134,494 135,362 132,723
Unemployment 9,657 10,702 10,773 10,300 10,513 10,830 10,085 9,590 10,359 10,434 11,029 11,157 10,452
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 7.6% 7.6% 7.3% 7.4% 7.5% 7.0% 6.7% 7.3% 7.2% 7.6% 7.6% 7.3%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 139,753 138,638 139,971 136,915 139,269 141,696 142,366 140,578 141,156 143,666 144,299 143,591 140,992
Employment 130,142 129,402 131,007 127,763 130,285 133,203 134,370 132,512 132,851 135,677 135,767 135,014 132,333
Unemployment 9,611 9,236 8,964 9,152 8,984 8,493 7,996 8,066 8,305 7,989 8,532 8,577 8,659
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.7% 6.4% 6.7% 6.5% 6.0% 5.6% 5.7% 5.9% 5.6% 5.9% 6.0% 6.1%

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.