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Interior Economic Region 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 49,821 49,718 49,716 51,126 51,687 51,078
Employment 46,806 46,664 46,539 48,089 48,893 48,180
Unemployment 3,015 3,054 3,177 3,037 2,794 2,898
Unemployment Rate 6.1% 6.1% 6.4% 5.9% 5.4% 5.7%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,925 50,859 50,958 49,304 50,663 50,658 50,500 49,679 49,362 51,532 51,553 51,219 50,601
Employment 48,178 48,252 47,920 44,190 45,486 45,715 45,978 47,151 46,710 48,982 48,872 48,438 47,156
Unemployment 2,747 2,607 3,038 5,114 5,177 4,943 4,522 2,528 2,652 2,550 2,681 2,781 3,445
Unemployment Rate 5.4% 5.1% 6.0% 10.4% 10.2% 9.8% 9.0% 5.1% 5.4% 4.9% 5.2% 5.4% 6.8%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,304 51,139 51,159 50,808 52,335 52,441 52,881 52,638 52,574 52,240 52,008 51,701 51,936
Employment 47,790 47,813 47,932 48,004 49,634 49,646 50,298 50,307 50,295 49,887 49,432 49,160 49,183
Unemployment 3,514 3,326 3,227 2,804 2,701 2,795 2,583 2,331 2,279 2,353 2,576 2,541 2,753
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6.5% 6.3% 5.5% 5.2% 5.3% 4.9% 4.4% 4.3% 4.5% 5.0% 4.9% 5.3%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,589 51,885 51,911 51,643 53,386 52,928 53,146 53,282 52,930 52,888 52,576 52,056 52,519
Employment 47,831 48,189 48,465 48,362 50,361 49,751 50,377 50,789 50,399 50,223 49,690 48,908 49,445
Unemployment 3,758 3,696 3,446 3,281 3,025 3,177 2,769 2,493 2,531 2,665 2,886 3,148 3,074
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.1% 6.6% 6.4% 5.7% 6.0% 5.2% 4.7% 4.8% 5.0% 5.5% 6.0% 5.9%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,095 52,118 52,339 52,555 54,173 53,437 53,860 53,991 53,747 53,070 52,821 52,410 53,052
Employment 48,042 48,134 48,661 49,098 50,811 50,026 50,684 50,919 50,743 50,014 49,399 48,856 49,616
Unemployment 4,053 3,984 3,678 3,457 3,362 3,411 3,176 3,072 3,004 3,056 3,422 3,554 3,436
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.6% 7.0% 6.6% 6.2% 6.4% 5.9% 5.7% 5.6% 5.8% 6.5% 6.8% 6.5%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,190 51,255 51,666 51,929 54,347 53,406 53,876 54,406 53,986 53,238 53,057 52,836 52,932
Employment 47,475 47,462 47,930 48,396 51,035 49,958 50,733 51,459 50,722 49,985 49,582 49,215 49,495
Unemployment 3,715 3,793 3,736 3,533 3,312 3,448 3,143 2,947 3,264 3,253 3,475 3,621 3,437
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.4% 7.2% 6.8% 6.1% 6.5% 5.8% 5.4% 6.0% 6.1% 6.5% 6.9% 6.5%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,626 51,405 51,757 52,148 54,688 53,458 53,465 53,816 52,995 52,776 52,559 52,509 52,766
Employment 47,831 47,637 48,245 48,927 51,444 50,095 50,590 51,097 50,207 49,634 49,154 49,066 49,494
Unemployment 3,795 3,768 3,512 3,221 3,244 3,363 2,875 2,719 2,788 3,142 3,405 3,443 3,272
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.3% 6.8% 6.2% 5.9% 6.3% 5.4% 5.1% 5.3% 6.0% 6.5% 6.6% 6.2%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,948 52,189 52,670 52,153 54,976 53,864 53,956 53,959 53,946 53,410 52,833 52,597 53,209
Employment 47,787 47,905 48,586 48,583 51,343 50,171 50,527 50,751 50,793 50,186 49,322 49,196 49,596
Unemployment 4,161 4,284 4,084 3,570 3,633 3,693 3,429 3,208 3,153 3,224 3,511 3,401 3,613
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.2% 7.8% 6.8% 6.6% 6.9% 6.4% 5.9% 5.8% 6.0% 6.6% 6.5% 6.8%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,407 53,106 52,967 52,898 54,871 54,683 54,783 54,966 54,792 53,877 53,559 53,310 53,851
Employment 47,813 48,734 48,933 49,114 51,100 50,704 51,287 51,705 51,521 50,332 49,795 49,641 50,056
Unemployment 4,594 4,372 4,034 3,784 3,771 3,979 3,496 3,261 3,271 3,545 3,764 3,669 3,795
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.2% 7.6% 7.2% 6.9% 7.3% 6.4% 5.9% 6.0% 6.6% 7.0% 6.9% 7.0%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 53,162 53,978 54,243 54,309 56,166 55,895 55,610 55,178 55,800 55,404 54,015 54,402 54,847
Employment 48,462 49,247 49,668 50,190 52,215 51,839 51,881 51,829 52,498 51,965 50,221 50,284 50,859
Unemployment 4,700 4,731 4,575 4,119 3,951 4,056 3,729 3,349 3,302 3,439 3,794 4,118 3,988
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.8% 8.4% 7.6% 7.0% 7.3% 6.7% 6.1% 5.9% 6.2% 7.0% 7.6% 7.3%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 53,187 53,805 53,766 54,146 56,301 56,354 56,062 55,753 56,159 55,080 55,318 55,005 55,080
Employment 48,251 48,966 49,126 49,927 52,212 52,158 52,232 52,073 52,416 51,186 51,081 50,564 50,851
Unemployment 4,936 4,839 4,640 4,219 4,089 4,196 3,830 3,680 3,743 3,894 4,237 4,441 4,229
Unemployment Rate 9.3% 9.0% 8.6% 7.8% 7.3% 7.4% 6.8% 6.6% 6.7% 7.1% 7.7% 8.1% 7.7%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 52,981 53,617 53,855 54,683 56,056 56,413 56,025 56,124 55,794 54,889 54,865 54,956 55,022
Employment 47,882 48,481 48,860 50,246 51,880 52,331 52,290 52,555 52,166 51,045 50,487 50,502 50,728
Unemployment 5,099 5,136 4,995 4,437 4,176 4,082 3,735 3,569 3,628 3,844 4,378 4,454 4,294
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.6% 9.3% 8.1% 7.4% 7.2% 6.7% 6.4% 6.5% 7.0% 8.0% 8.1% 7.8%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,968 52,792 52,592 53,010 54,147 55,054 55,321 55,826 54,712 53,721 53,855 53,484 53,873
Employment 47,408 48,112 47,989 48,844 49,905 50,617 51,392 52,191 50,908 49,576 49,477 49,088 49,626
Unemployment 4,560 4,680 4,603 4,166 4,242 4,437 3,929 3,635 3,804 4,145 4,378 4,396 4,247
Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.9% 8.8% 7.9% 7.8% 8.1% 7.1% 6.5% 7.0% 7.7% 8.1% 8.2% 7.9%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,618 51,813 52,456 52,930 55,867 55,239 55,766 55,921 54,287 53,191 53,365 53,357 53,816
Employment 47,835 48,005 48,748 49,562 52,474 51,694 52,525 52,913 51,289 49,857 49,783 49,531 50,351
Unemployment 3,783 3,808 3,708 3,368 3,393 3,545 3,241 3,008 2,998 3,334 3,582 3,826 3,465
Unemployment Rate 7.3% 7.3% 7.1% 6.4% 6.1% 6.4% 5.8% 5.4% 5.5% 6.3% 6.7% 7.2% 6.4%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 51,806 52,079 52,719 52,647 54,423 53,770 54,595 54,413 54,076 52,514 52,842 52,767 53,220
Employment 47,975 48,244 49,082 49,250 51,236 50,410 51,608 51,693 51,237 49,698 49,606 49,316 49,946
Unemployment 3,831 3,835 3,637 3,397 3,187 3,360 2,987 2,720 2,839 2,816 3,236 3,451 3,274
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.4% 6.9% 6.5% 5.9% 6.2% 5.5% 5.0% 5.3% 5.4% 6.1% 6.5% 6.2%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,645 51,471 51,656 52,085 54,266 53,469 54,304 54,818 53,425 52,311 52,974 52,767 52,849
Employment 46,735 47,397 47,799 48,483 50,909 50,157 51,165 51,935 50,529 49,400 49,667 49,375 49,462
Unemployment 3,910 4,074 3,857 3,602 3,357 3,312 3,139 2,883 2,896 2,911 3,307 3,392 3,387
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 7.9% 7.5% 6.9% 6.2% 6.2% 5.8% 5.3% 5.4% 5.6% 6.2% 6.4% 6.4%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 50,369 51,343 51,320 52,244 54,411 54,555 55,337 55,895 54,092 53,374 53,005 52,709 53,220
Employment 46,311 47,066 47,379 48,610 51,088 51,197 52,335 53,195 51,100 50,185 49,349 49,098 49,742
Unemployment 4,058 4,277 3,941 3,634 3,323 3,358 3,002 2,700 2,992 3,189 3,656 3,611 3,478
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.3% 7.7% 7.0% 6.1% 6.2% 5.4% 4.8% 5.5% 6.0% 6.9% 6.9% 6.5%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 49,263 49,434 49,987 50,767 52,642 52,549 53,530 54,073 53,033 52,045 51,827 51,731 51,740
Employment 44,815 44,943 45,603 46,837 49,000 48,714 50,361 51,159 50,009 48,854 48,233 48,078 48,051
Unemployment 4,448 4,491 4,384 3,930 3,642 3,835 3,169 2,914 3,024 3,191 3,594 3,653 3,689
Unemployment Rate 9.0% 9.1% 8.8% 7.7% 6.9% 7.3% 5.9% 5.4% 5.7% 6.1% 6.9% 7.1% 7.1%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,229 48,042 47,809 48,495 50,874 50,439 51,276 50,665 50,775 49,758 49,856 49,681 49,576
Employment 42,934 43,592 43,582 44,464 47,214 46,492 47,890 47,535 47,567 46,366 46,014 45,855 45,793
Unemployment 4,295 4,450 4,227 4,031 3,660 3,947 3,386 3,130 3,208 3,392 3,842 3,826 3,783
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.3% 8.8% 8.3% 7.2% 7.8% 6.6% 6.2% 6.3% 6.8% 7.7% 7.7% 7.6%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,249 47,197 47,499 47,684 49,651 49,163 49,971 49,544 49,770 48,755 47,961 48,307 48,479
Employment 42,357 43,355 43,543 43,957 46,318 45,657 46,900 46,620 46,769 45,579 44,255 44,446 44,980
Unemployment 3,892 3,842 3,956 3,727 3,333 3,506 3,071 2,924 3,001 3,176 3,706 3,861 3,499
Unemployment Rate 8.4% 8.1% 8.3% 7.8% 6.7% 7.1% 6.1% 5.9% 6.0% 6.5% 7.7% 8.0% 7.2%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,085 46,272 46,530 46,516 48,269 48,567 49,901 49,186 48,602 48,251 47,640 47,506 47,777
Employment 42,470 42,721 42,966 43,227 45,231 45,466 47,225 46,619 45,995 45,405 44,370 44,157 44,654
Unemployment 3,615 3,551 3,564 3,289 3,038 3,101 2,676 2,567 2,607 2,846 3,270 3,349 3,123
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 7.7% 7.7% 7.1% 6.3% 6.4% 5.4% 5.2% 5.4% 5.9% 6.9% 7.0% 6.5%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,732 46,170 46,186 46,656 48,237 48,580 49,272 48,276 47,415 47,224 47,141 46,761 47,305
Employment 42,079 42,463 42,476 43,247 44,883 45,273 46,431 45,609 44,804 44,414 44,101 43,655 44,120
Unemployment 3,653 3,707 3,710 3,409 3,354 3,307 2,841 2,667 2,611 2,810 3,040 3,106 3,185
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.0% 8.0% 7.3% 7.0% 6.8% 5.8% 5.5% 5.5% 6.0% 6.4% 6.6% 6.7%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 48,263 48,287 48,246 49,119 51,096 51,769 51,084 49,767 49,639 48,616 48,632 48,698 49,435
Employment 44,269 44,043 44,377 45,634 47,754 48,552 48,272 47,218 47,086 45,774 45,534 45,539 46,172
Unemployment 3,994 4,244 3,869 3,485 3,342 3,217 2,812 2,549 2,553 2,842 3,098 3,159 3,263
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.8% 8.0% 7.1% 6.5% 6.2% 5.5% 5.1% 5.1% 5.8% 6.4% 6.5% 6.6%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,742 47,805 48,028 47,905 49,952 51,204 51,347 50,340 49,837 49,543 49,079 48,673 49,288
Employment 44,049 43,929 44,139 44,723 46,837 47,900 48,512 47,674 46,946 46,352 45,616 45,196 45,990
Unemployment 3,693 3,876 3,889 3,182 3,115 3,304 2,835 2,666 2,891 3,191 3,463 3,477 3,298
Unemployment Rate 7.7% 8.1% 8.1% 6.6% 6.2% 6.5% 5.5% 5.3% 5.8% 6.4% 7.1% 7.1% 6.7%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 47,137 47,493 47,631 47,963 49,413 50,593 50,720 49,814 49,722 49,642 49,105 48,580 48,984
Employment 42,708 42,863 43,131 43,816 45,882 47,019 47,680 47,063 46,837 46,682 45,918 45,479 45,423
Unemployment 4,429 4,630 4,500 4,147 3,531 3,574 3,040 2,751 2,885 2,960 3,187 3,101 3,561
Unemployment Rate 9.4% 9.7% 9.4% 8.6% 7.1% 7.1% 6.0% 5.5% 5.8% 6.0% 6.5% 6.4% 7.3%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,042 46,155 46,684 47,275 48,939 50,458 50,745 49,497 48,939 49,319 48,806 47,815 48,390
Employment 41,326 41,486 41,851 42,923 45,117 46,866 47,273 46,492 45,820 45,942 44,948 44,062 44,509
Unemployment 4,716 4,669 4,833 4,352 3,822 3,592 3,472 3,005 3,119 3,377 3,858 3,753 3,881
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.1% 10.4% 9.2% 7.8% 7.1% 6.8% 6.1% 6.4% 6.8% 7.9% 7.8% 8.0%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,447 44,929 45,011 45,799 47,295 48,912 48,724 48,216 47,806 46,932 47,141 46,156 46,866
Employment 41,010 40,496 40,567 41,654 43,572 44,982 45,132 45,014 44,568 43,410 43,216 42,240 42,990
Unemployment 4,437 4,433 4,444 4,145 3,723 3,930 3,592 3,202 3,238 3,522 3,925 3,916 3,876
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 9.9% 9.9% 9.1% 7.9% 8.0% 7.4% 6.6% 6.8% 7.5% 8.3% 8.5% 8.3%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,823 44,687 44,427 44,988 46,564 47,753 48,452 47,598 47,275 46,234 45,931 45,408 46,178
Employment 39,973 39,717 39,625 40,554 42,498 43,777 44,621 44,199 43,976 42,746 42,272 41,836 42,149
Unemployment 4,850 4,970 4,802 4,434 4,066 3,976 3,831 3,399 3,299 3,488 3,659 3,572 4,029
Unemployment Rate 10.8% 11.1% 10.8% 9.9% 8.7% 8.3% 7.9% 7.1% 7.0% 7.5% 8.0% 7.9% 8.7%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,905 42,730 43,302 43,108 45,716 46,727 46,209 46,267 45,970 45,434 45,764 44,563 44,891
Employment 38,612 38,134 38,808 39,016 41,789 42,541 42,574 42,894 42,529 41,315 41,601 40,465 40,857
Unemployment 4,293 4,596 4,494 4,092 3,927 4,186 3,635 3,373 3,441 4,119 4,163 4,098 4,034
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 10.8% 10.4% 9.5% 8.6% 9.0% 7.9% 7.3% 7.5% 9.1% 9.1% 9.2% 9.0%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,445 42,489 42,983 42,689 44,937 46,348 46,125 45,322 45,078 43,378 44,004 43,587 44,115
Employment 37,343 37,152 37,974 38,118 40,346 41,404 42,060 41,620 41,430 39,514 39,913 39,593 39,706
Unemployment 5,102 5,337 5,009 4,571 4,591 4,944 4,065 3,702 3,648 3,864 4,091 3,994 4,409
Unemployment Rate 12.0% 12.6% 11.7% 10.7% 10.2% 10.7% 8.8% 8.2% 8.1% 8.9% 9.3% 9.2% 10.0%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,177 40,522 40,678 40,850 41,793 42,743 42,885 42,569 42,693 42,796 42,736 42,506 41,912
Employment 35,753 35,624 35,826 36,425 37,363 38,169 38,883 38,910 38,954 38,891 38,449 38,084 37,611
Unemployment 4,424 4,898 4,852 4,425 4,430 4,574 4,002 3,659 3,739 3,905 4,287 4,422 4,301
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 12.1% 11.9% 10.8% 10.6% 10.7% 9.3% 8.6% 8.8% 9.1% 10.0% 10.4% 10.3%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,123 39,874 40,182 39,926 41,780 42,218 42,966 42,326 41,347 40,964 40,504 40,555 41,064
Employment 35,728 35,617 36,098 35,812 37,675 38,534 39,715 39,158 38,051 37,387 36,532 36,498 37,234
Unemployment 4,395 4,257 4,084 4,114 4,105 3,684 3,251 3,168 3,296 3,577 3,972 4,057 3,830
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 10.7% 10.2% 10.3% 9.8% 8.7% 7.6% 7.5% 8.0% 8.7% 9.8% 10.0% 9.3%

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.