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Gulf Coast Economic Region Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

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2021
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,811 35,675 36,137 35,976 37,580 40,093
Employment 33,735 32,660 32,984 33,031 34,872 37,419
Unemployment 3,076 3,015 3,153 2,945 2,708 2,674
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.5% 8.7% 8.2% 7.2% 6.7%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,289 35,943 36,124 35,618 37,203 38,734 39,506 38,686 36,540 37,184 36,486 36,121 36,953
Employment 32,817 33,635 33,440 30,692 32,595 34,444 35,566 36,450 34,140 34,759 33,755 33,117 33,785
Unemployment 2,472 2,308 2,684 4,926 4,608 4,290 3,940 2,236 2,400 2,425 2,731 3,004 3,168
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 6.4% 7.4% 13.8% 12.4% 11.1% 10.0% 5.8% 6.6% 6.5% 7.5% 8.3% 8.6%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,535 36,027 36,315 35,674 37,788 39,487 41,199 40,959 38,340 36,387 35,786 35,503 37,416
Employment 32,467 33,361 33,757 33,533 35,733 37,398 39,289 39,150 36,551 34,437 33,548 33,090 35,193
Unemployment 3,068 2,666 2,558 2,141 2,055 2,089 1,910 1,809 1,789 1,950 2,238 2,413 2,223
Unemployment Rate 8.6% 7.4% 7.0% 6.0% 5.4% 5.3% 4.6% 4.4% 4.7% 5.4% 6.3% 6.8% 5.9%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,768 36,262 36,472 36,205 38,138 40,176 41,656 40,777 37,905 36,840 36,035 35,529 37,647
Employment 32,587 33,196 33,599 33,600 35,831 37,740 39,500 38,748 35,883 34,619 33,587 32,808 35,142
Unemployment 3,181 3,066 2,873 2,605 2,307 2,436 2,156 2,029 2,022 2,221 2,448 2,721 2,505
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 8.5% 7.9% 7.2% 6.0% 6.1% 5.2% 5.0% 5.3% 6.0% 6.8% 7.7% 6.7%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,175 36,990 37,025 37,138 38,333 40,665 41,248 41,017 38,696 37,306 36,351 36,010 38,080
Employment 32,956 33,712 33,971 34,334 35,764 38,050 38,799 38,693 36,375 34,854 33,638 33,082 35,352
Unemployment 3,219 3,278 3,054 2,804 2,569 2,615 2,449 2,324 2,321 2,452 2,713 2,928 2,728
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 8.9% 8.2% 7.6% 6.7% 6.4% 5.9% 5.7% 6.0% 6.6% 7.5% 8.1% 7.2%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,374 37,090 37,256 37,661 38,962 40,654 41,528 40,608 38,802 37,488 37,071 36,617 38,343
Employment 33,207 33,738 33,944 34,580 36,152 37,793 38,898 38,060 36,104 34,724 34,190 33,565 35,413
Unemployment 3,167 3,352 3,312 3,081 2,810 2,861 2,630 2,548 2,698 2,764 2,881 3,052 2,930
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 9.0% 8.9% 8.2% 7.2% 7.0% 6.3% 6.3% 7.0% 7.4% 7.8% 8.3% 7.6%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 38,020 37,847 37,863 37,826 39,183 41,117 42,289 41,929 39,776 38,294 37,168 37,045 39,029
Employment 34,793 34,582 34,708 35,020 36,436 38,347 39,834 39,665 37,413 35,618 34,326 33,976 36,226
Unemployment 3,227 3,265 3,155 2,806 2,747 2,770 2,455 2,264 2,363 2,676 2,842 3,069 2,803
Unemployment Rate 8.5% 8.6% 8.3% 7.4% 7.0% 6.7% 5.8% 5.4% 5.9% 7.0% 7.6% 8.3% 7.2%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 37,437 37,529 38,013 38,035 40,070 42,070 43,070 42,258 40,057 38,343 37,632 37,020 39,295
Employment 33,926 33,959 34,541 35,010 37,226 39,124 40,294 39,630 37,455 35,721 34,759 34,103 36,313
Unemployment 3,511 3,570 3,472 3,025 2,844 2,946 2,776 2,628 2,602 2,622 2,873 2,917 2,982
Unemployment Rate 9.4% 9.5% 9.1% 8.0% 7.1% 7.0% 6.4% 6.2% 6.5% 6.8% 7.6% 7.9% 7.6%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 37,361 37,603 37,586 37,982 39,827 42,341 42,595 42,068 40,077 38,075 37,556 36,999 39,172
Employment 33,526 33,995 34,208 34,882 36,825 39,192 39,840 39,505 37,382 35,062 34,354 33,669 36,037
Unemployment 3,835 3,608 3,378 3,100 3,002 3,149 2,755 2,563 2,695 3,013 3,202 3,330 3,135
Unemployment Rate 10.3% 9.6% 9.0% 8.2% 7.5% 7.4% 6.5% 6.1% 6.7% 7.9% 8.5% 9.0% 8.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 37,171 37,287 37,399 37,691 39,181 41,789 42,213 41,524 39,571 37,890 37,167 37,159 38,838
Employment 33,245 33,368 33,676 34,372 35,984 38,463 39,203 38,759 36,760 34,899 33,897 33,551 35,515
Unemployment 3,926 3,919 3,723 3,319 3,197 3,326 3,010 2,765 2,811 2,991 3,270 3,608 3,323
Unemployment Rate 10.6% 10.5% 10.0% 8.8% 8.2% 8.0% 7.1% 6.7% 7.1% 7.9% 8.8% 9.7% 8.6%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,972 37,334 37,575 37,364 38,880 41,076 42,488 42,402 39,802 37,773 37,576 37,105 38,862
Employment 32,703 33,039 33,475 33,644 35,423 37,539 39,277 39,382 36,686 34,508 33,823 32,987 35,207
Unemployment 4,269 4,295 4,100 3,720 3,457 3,537 3,211 3,020 3,116 3,265 3,753 4,118 3,655
Unemployment Rate 11.5% 11.5% 10.9% 10.0% 8.9% 8.6% 7.6% 7.1% 7.8% 8.6% 10.0% 11.1% 9.4%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,818 36,979 37,298 37,818 38,721 40,393 41,034 40,610 39,295 37,299 37,133 36,806 38,350
Employment 32,424 32,415 32,903 33,886 35,229 36,962 37,851 37,575 36,166 33,910 33,204 32,611 34,594
Unemployment 4,394 4,564 4,395 3,932 3,492 3,431 3,183 3,035 3,129 3,389 3,929 4,195 3,756
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.3% 11.8% 10.4% 9.0% 8.5% 7.8% 7.5% 8.0% 9.1% 10.6% 11.4% 9.8%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 36,509 36,727 37,003 37,885 39,835 42,161 42,752 42,374 39,926 37,465 37,176 36,302 38,843
Employment 32,756 32,729 33,037 34,208 36,296 38,524 39,523 39,277 36,706 33,794 33,102 32,121 35,173
Unemployment 3,753 3,998 3,966 3,677 3,539 3,637 3,229 3,097 3,220 3,671 4,074 4,181 3,670
Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.9% 10.7% 9.7% 8.9% 8.6% 7.6% 7.3% 8.1% 9.8% 11.0% 11.5% 9.4%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,351 35,674 36,109 36,509 38,738 40,995 41,769 41,863 38,653 36,506 36,291 36,125 37,882
Employment 31,980 32,278 32,828 33,611 35,783 38,115 39,317 39,543 36,234 33,816 33,271 32,733 34,959
Unemployment 3,371 3,396 3,281 2,898 2,955 2,880 2,452 2,320 2,419 2,690 3,020 3,392 2,923
Unemployment Rate 9.5% 9.5% 9.1% 7.9% 7.6% 7.0% 5.9% 5.5% 6.3% 7.4% 8.3% 9.4% 7.7%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,318 35,369 35,613 35,753 37,447 40,017 40,348 39,835 37,845 35,709 35,504 35,159 36,994
Employment 31,804 31,912 32,355 32,746 34,807 37,347 37,961 37,701 35,521 33,262 32,669 32,033 34,177
Unemployment 3,514 3,457 3,258 3,007 2,640 2,670 2,387 2,134 2,324 2,447 2,835 3,126 2,817
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 9.8% 9.1% 8.4% 7.0% 6.7% 5.9% 5.4% 6.1% 6.9% 8.0% 8.9% 7.6%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 34,808 35,316 35,261 35,317 36,971 39,731 40,162 39,877 37,433 35,380 35,211 34,902 36,697
Employment 31,176 31,542 31,870 32,179 34,073 36,829 37,713 37,634 35,042 32,815 32,134 31,588 33,716
Unemployment 3,632 3,774 3,391 3,138 2,898 2,902 2,449 2,243 2,391 2,565 3,077 3,314 2,981
Unemployment Rate 10.4% 10.7% 9.6% 8.9% 7.8% 7.3% 6.1% 5.6% 6.4% 7.2% 8.7% 9.5% 8.1%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,045 35,377 35,569 35,472 36,917 39,510 40,274 39,413 37,003 35,370 35,002 34,290 36,603
Employment 31,295 31,408 31,929 32,227 33,862 36,483 37,695 37,011 34,281 32,267 31,347 30,601 33,367
Unemployment 3,750 3,969 3,640 3,245 3,055 3,027 2,579 2,402 2,722 3,103 3,655 3,689 3,236
Unemployment Rate 10.7% 11.2% 10.2% 9.1% 8.3% 7.7% 6.4% 6.1% 7.4% 8.8% 10.4% 10.8% 8.8%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,116 35,376 35,648 35,685 37,222 40,187 40,794 39,501 37,221 36,211 35,476 34,824 36,938
Employment 30,988 31,235 31,580 32,061 33,736 36,680 37,954 36,762 34,385 32,982 31,809 31,007 33,431
Unemployment 4,128 4,141 4,068 3,624 3,486 3,507 2,840 2,739 2,836 3,229 3,667 3,817 3,507
Unemployment Rate 11.8% 11.7% 11.4% 10.2% 9.4% 8.7% 7.0% 6.9% 7.6% 8.9% 10.3% 11.0% 9.5%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,315 35,497 35,831 35,581 36,985 39,116 39,677 38,632 36,202 35,124 34,928 34,440 36,443
Employment 31,136 31,297 31,738 31,899 33,452 35,514 36,664 35,753 33,202 31,772 30,909 30,377 32,809
Unemployment 4,179 4,200 4,093 3,682 3,533 3,602 3,013 2,879 3,000 3,352 4,019 4,063 3,634
Unemployment Rate 11.8% 11.8% 11.4% 10.3% 9.6% 9.2% 7.6% 7.5% 8.3% 9.5% 11.5% 11.8% 10.0%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 34,294 34,791 34,979 35,476 36,636 38,414 40,062 39,145 36,872 35,519 35,089 34,820 36,341
Employment 30,415 31,065 31,241 31,955 33,540 34,851 37,240 36,305 33,851 32,304 31,436 30,759 32,914
Unemployment 3,879 3,726 3,738 3,521 3,096 3,563 2,822 2,840 3,021 3,215 3,653 4,061 3,427
Unemployment Rate 11.3% 10.7% 10.7% 9.9% 8.5% 9.3% 7.0% 7.3% 8.2% 9.1% 10.4% 11.7% 9.4%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 34,034 34,264 34,370 34,348 35,931 38,277 40,292 38,839 36,417 34,926 34,631 34,202 35,878
Employment 30,520 30,906 31,121 31,279 33,044 35,505 38,040 36,526 33,997 32,152 31,152 30,522 32,897
Unemployment 3,514 3,358 3,249 3,069 2,887 2,772 2,252 2,313 2,420 2,774 3,479 3,680 2,981
Unemployment Rate 10.3% 9.8% 9.5% 8.9% 8.0% 7.2% 5.6% 6.0% 6.6% 7.9% 10.0% 10.8% 8.3%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 33,854 34,776 34,683 34,729 36,399 39,605 39,951 39,598 37,695 35,708 34,945 34,634 36,383
Employment 30,346 31,377 31,376 31,702 33,500 36,758 37,759 37,455 34,876 33,002 31,669 31,343 33,431
Unemployment 3,508 3,399 3,307 3,027 2,899 2,847 2,192 2,143 2,819 2,706 3,276 3,291 2,952
Unemployment Rate 10.4% 9.8% 9.5% 8.7% 8.0% 7.2% 5.5% 5.4% 7.5% 7.6% 9.4% 9.5% 8.1%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,832 32,614 32,768 33,168 34,593 36,240 37,551 36,432 34,705 33,066 32,416 31,536 33,910
Employment 28,047 28,481 29,025 29,629 30,908 33,157 34,830 33,950 31,975 30,006 28,592 27,861 30,538
Unemployment 3,785 4,133 3,743 3,539 3,685 3,083 2,721 2,482 2,730 3,060 3,824 3,675 3,372
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.7% 11.4% 10.7% 10.7% 8.5% 7.2% 6.8% 7.9% 9.3% 11.8% 11.7% 9.9%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 32,445 32,405 32,475 32,158 34,139 36,442 37,083 36,472 34,605 32,598 31,920 31,432 33,681
Employment 28,422 28,546 28,667 28,941 30,717 33,265 34,564 34,057 31,922 29,472 28,224 27,704 30,375
Unemployment 4,023 3,859 3,808 3,217 3,422 3,177 2,519 2,415 2,683 3,126 3,696 3,728 3,306
Unemployment Rate 12.4% 11.9% 11.7% 10.0% 10.0% 8.7% 6.8% 6.6% 7.8% 9.6% 11.6% 11.9% 9.8%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 32,641 33,486 33,300 34,057 34,944 37,460 39,652 38,096 35,213 32,782 32,085 31,760 34,622
Employment 27,581 28,831 28,951 29,793 31,046 33,873 36,682 35,318 32,297 29,530 28,409 27,673 30,831
Unemployment 5,060 4,655 4,349 4,264 3,898 3,587 2,970 2,778 2,916 3,252 3,676 4,087 3,791
Unemployment Rate 15.5% 13.9% 13.1% 12.5% 11.2% 9.6% 7.5% 7.3% 8.3% 9.9% 11.5% 12.9% 10.9%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 32,257 33,199 33,683 33,566 35,453 37,800 39,387 38,894 35,650 33,436 32,612 32,046 34,832
Employment 27,375 28,504 29,259 29,236 31,199 33,464 36,107 35,632 32,305 29,609 28,128 27,176 30,666
Unemployment 4,882 4,695 4,424 4,330 4,254 4,336 3,280 3,262 3,345 3,827 4,484 4,870 4,166
Unemployment Rate 15.1% 14.1% 13.1% 12.9% 12.0% 11.5% 8.3% 8.4% 9.4% 11.4% 13.7% 15.2% 12.0%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 32,206 32,701 32,866 33,089 34,429 36,662 38,499 37,438 35,499 33,669 32,994 32,072 34,343
Employment 27,795 28,514 28,915 29,036 30,539 32,824 35,404 34,638 31,605 30,183 28,465 27,244 30,430
Unemployment 4,411 4,187 3,951 4,053 3,890 3,838 3,095 2,800 3,894 3,486 4,529 4,828 3,913
Unemployment Rate 13.7% 12.8% 12.0% 12.2% 11.3% 10.5% 8.0% 7.5% 11.0% 10.4% 13.7% 15.1% 11.4%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 31,199 33,071 33,206 32,693 34,317 36,789 38,357 37,070 34,108 32,730 32,613 31,406 33,964
Employment 26,251 28,497 28,811 28,191 29,623 33,094 35,143 34,113 30,884 29,343 28,133 27,033 29,926
Unemployment 4,948 4,574 4,395 4,502 4,694 3,695 3,214 2,957 3,224 3,387 4,480 4,373 4,038
Unemployment Rate 15.9% 13.8% 13.2% 13.8% 13.7% 10.0% 8.4% 8.0% 9.5% 10.3% 13.7% 13.9% 11.9%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 29,187 30,061 31,017 31,401 33,172 36,152 38,076 36,397 33,628 32,356 31,704 30,925 32,840
Employment 24,266 25,481 26,770 27,174 28,729 32,582 35,279 33,826 30,103 28,984 27,717 26,854 28,981
Unemployment 4,921 4,580 4,247 4,227 4,443 3,570 2,797 2,571 3,525 3,372 3,987 4,071 3,859
Unemployment Rate 16.9% 15.2% 13.7% 13.5% 13.4% 9.9% 7.3% 7.1% 10.5% 10.4% 12.6% 13.2% 11.8%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 29,553 29,981 30,116 30,921 32,488 35,071 36,011 34,384 33,060 31,527 31,247 30,674 32,086
Employment 24,176 24,935 25,569 26,524 28,011 31,052 32,732 31,177 29,715 27,819 26,554 26,224 27,874
Unemployment 5,377 5,046 4,547 4,397 4,477 4,019 3,279 3,207 3,345 3,708 4,693 4,450 4,212
Unemployment Rate 18.2% 16.8% 15.1% 14.2% 13.8% 11.5% 9.1% 9.3% 10.1% 11.8% 15.0% 14.5% 13.1%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 29,138 29,701 29,951 31,169 32,288 33,690 35,865 34,439 32,020 30,211 29,905 29,445 31,485
Employment 25,469 25,773 26,132 27,734 28,624 30,193 33,189 31,920 29,037 26,486 25,411 24,873 27,903
Unemployment 3,669 3,928 3,819 3,435 3,664 3,497 2,676 2,519 2,983 3,725 4,494 4,572 3,582
Unemployment Rate 12.6% 13.2% 12.8% 11.0% 11.3% 10.4% 7.5% 7.3% 9.3% 12.3% 15.0% 15.5% 11.4%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 27,690 28,551 28,842 29,899 31,339 33,005 35,062 33,857 29,964 29,541 29,191 29,130 30,506
Employment 23,963 24,600 25,188 26,279 28,011 30,037 32,582 31,391 27,268 26,671 25,862 25,585 27,286
Unemployment 3,727 3,951 3,654 3,620 3,328 2,968 2,480 2,466 2,696 2,870 3,329 3,545 3,220
Unemployment Rate 13.5% 13.8% 12.7% 12.1% 10.6% 9.0% 7.1% 7.3% 9.0% 9.7% 11.4% 12.2% 10.6%

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.