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Northern Economic Region Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

Return to not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate by year for Northern Economic Region

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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 9,893 10,076 8,973 9,034 9,323 9,658
Employment 9,080 9,206 8,020 8,076 8,398 8,629
Unemployment 813 870 953 958 925 1,029
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.6% 10.6% 10.6% 9.9% 10.7%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,854 10,925 10,797 10,156 9,862 9,980 9,465 9,201 9,310 9,860 10,098 10,314 10,069
Employment 9,991 10,010 9,812 9,133 8,621 8,629 8,217 8,479 8,529 9,115 9,312 9,558 9,117
Unemployment 863 915 985 1,023 1,241 1,351 1,248 722 781 745 786 756 952
Unemployment Rate 8.0% 8.4% 9.1% 10.1% 12.6% 13.5% 13.2% 7.8% 8.4% 7.6% 7.8% 7.3% 9.5%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,618 10,712 10,723 10,396 10,261 10,369 10,246 10,221 10,320 10,621 10,765 10,759 10,501
Employment 9,600 9,689 9,725 9,452 9,291 9,230 9,166 9,286 9,435 9,786 9,867 9,939 9,539
Unemployment 1,018 1,023 998 944 970 1,139 1,080 935 885 835 898 820 962
Unemployment Rate 9.6% 9.6% 9.3% 9.1% 9.5% 11.0% 10.5% 9.1% 8.6% 7.9% 8.3% 7.6% 9.2%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,530 10,603 10,628 10,344 10,288 10,288 10,298 10,152 10,225 10,660 10,644 10,775 10,453
Employment 9,444 9,468 9,566 9,303 9,264 9,100 9,247 9,174 9,331 9,784 9,742 9,874 9,441
Unemployment 1,086 1,135 1,062 1,041 1,024 1,188 1,051 978 894 876 902 901 1,012
Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.7% 10.0% 10.1% 10.0% 11.5% 10.2% 9.6% 8.7% 8.2% 8.5% 8.4% 9.7%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,872 11,030 10,889 10,686 10,523 10,571 10,287 10,261 10,592 10,727 10,697 10,685 10,652
Employment 9,650 9,760 9,720 9,489 9,314 9,250 9,046 9,055 9,526 9,713 9,651 9,679 9,488
Unemployment 1,222 1,270 1,169 1,197 1,209 1,321 1,241 1,206 1,066 1,014 1,046 1,006 1,164
Unemployment Rate 11.2% 11.5% 10.7% 11.2% 11.5% 12.5% 12.1% 11.8% 10.1% 9.5% 9.8% 9.4% 10.9%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 11,357 11,304 11,438 11,100 10,981 10,879 10,391 10,472 10,773 10,953 10,939 11,089 10,973
Employment 10,232 10,104 10,221 9,865 9,734 9,486 9,118 9,246 9,627 9,767 9,808 9,961 9,764
Unemployment 1,125 1,200 1,217 1,235 1,247 1,393 1,273 1,226 1,146 1,186 1,131 1,128 1,209
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 10.6% 10.6% 11.1% 11.4% 12.8% 12.3% 11.7% 10.6% 10.8% 10.3% 10.2% 11.0%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 11,351 11,468 11,564 11,215 11,265 11,271 11,081 11,232 11,064 11,150 11,240 11,160 11,254
Employment 10,168 10,207 10,346 10,006 10,007 9,973 9,878 10,170 10,013 10,121 10,179 10,124 10,099
Unemployment 1,183 1,261 1,218 1,209 1,258 1,298 1,203 1,062 1,051 1,029 1,061 1,036 1,155
Unemployment Rate 10.4% 11.0% 10.5% 10.8% 11.2% 11.5% 10.9% 9.5% 9.5% 9.2% 9.4% 9.3% 10.3%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 11,260 11,393 11,515 11,410 11,390 11,438 11,390 11,355 11,369 11,555 11,641 11,514 11,436
Employment 9,925 9,981 10,127 10,143 10,067 10,058 10,068 10,141 10,194 10,475 10,557 10,475 10,184
Unemployment 1,335 1,412 1,388 1,267 1,323 1,380 1,322 1,214 1,175 1,080 1,084 1,039 1,252
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.4% 12.1% 11.1% 11.6% 12.1% 11.6% 10.7% 10.3% 9.3% 9.3% 9.0% 10.9%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,993 11,076 11,173 11,081 11,150 11,257 11,139 11,131 11,353 11,532 11,459 11,392 11,229
Employment 9,652 9,680 9,857 9,826 9,825 9,813 9,841 9,887 10,058 10,236 10,158 10,167 9,917
Unemployment 1,341 1,396 1,316 1,255 1,325 1,444 1,298 1,244 1,295 1,296 1,301 1,225 1,312
Unemployment Rate 12.2% 12.6% 11.8% 11.3% 11.9% 12.8% 11.7% 11.2% 11.4% 11.2% 11.4% 10.8% 11.7%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 11,125 11,320 11,358 11,144 11,142 11,234 11,076 11,016 11,162 11,331 11,258 11,247 11,202
Employment 9,800 9,946 9,971 9,866 9,815 9,803 9,757 9,793 9,940 10,150 10,071 10,018 9,912
Unemployment 1,325 1,374 1,387 1,278 1,327 1,431 1,319 1,223 1,222 1,181 1,187 1,229 1,290
Unemployment Rate 11.9% 12.1% 12.2% 11.5% 11.9% 12.7% 11.9% 11.1% 10.9% 10.4% 10.5% 10.9% 11.5%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 11,066 11,136 11,188 11,097 11,022 11,141 10,849 10,934 11,052 11,130 11,061 11,252 11,077
Employment 9,770 9,777 9,857 9,814 9,750 9,737 9,520 9,687 9,768 9,867 9,805 9,997 9,779
Unemployment 1,296 1,359 1,331 1,283 1,272 1,404 1,329 1,247 1,284 1,263 1,256 1,255 1,298
Unemployment Rate 11.7% 12.2% 11.9% 11.6% 11.5% 12.6% 12.2% 11.4% 11.6% 11.3% 11.4% 11.2% 11.7%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,885 11,011 11,082 11,120 10,976 10,926 10,784 10,934 11,019 11,263 11,296 11,212 11,042
Employment 9,635 9,640 9,707 9,810 9,663 9,546 9,493 9,712 9,831 10,094 10,072 10,020 9,768
Unemployment 1,250 1,371 1,375 1,310 1,313 1,380 1,291 1,222 1,188 1,169 1,224 1,192 1,274
Unemployment Rate 11.5% 12.5% 12.4% 11.8% 12.0% 12.6% 12.0% 11.2% 10.8% 10.4% 10.8% 10.6% 11.5%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 12,550 12,538 12,442 12,333 12,166 12,173 12,002 12,023 11,886 12,306 12,366 12,263 12,254
Employment 11,554 11,439 11,319 11,227 11,014 10,967 10,874 10,942 10,808 11,217 11,281 11,208 11,154
Unemployment 996 1,099 1,123 1,106 1,152 1,206 1,128 1,081 1,078 1,089 1,085 1,055 1,100
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 8.8% 9.0% 9.0% 9.5% 9.9% 9.4% 9.0% 9.1% 8.8% 8.8% 8.6% 9.0%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 12,063 12,076 12,160 11,859 11,750 11,882 11,677 12,064 11,902 12,459 12,484 12,625 12,083
Employment 11,105 11,067 11,156 10,910 10,739 10,824 10,671 11,149 11,012 11,636 11,661 11,792 11,143
Unemployment 958 1,009 1,004 949 1,011 1,058 1,006 915 890 823 823 833 940
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 8.4% 8.3% 8.0% 8.6% 8.9% 8.6% 7.6% 7.5% 6.6% 6.6% 6.6% 7.8%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 11,471 11,428 11,488 11,226 11,112 11,035 10,976 11,129 11,413 11,880 11,948 11,882 11,416
Employment 10,478 10,421 10,518 10,241 10,071 9,940 9,924 10,186 10,474 10,938 11,008 10,996 10,433
Unemployment 993 1,007 970 985 1,041 1,095 1,052 943 939 942 940 886 983
Unemployment Rate 8.7% 8.8% 8.4% 8.8% 9.4% 9.9% 9.6% 8.5% 8.2% 7.9% 7.9% 7.5% 8.6%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,840 10,910 10,906 10,807 10,796 10,816 10,684 10,888 10,994 11,259 11,379 11,423 10,976
Employment 9,704 9,705 9,759 9,674 9,667 9,613 9,547 9,862 9,980 10,270 10,371 10,503 9,888
Unemployment 1,136 1,205 1,147 1,133 1,129 1,203 1,137 1,026 1,014 989 1,008 920 1,088
Unemployment Rate 10.5% 11.0% 10.5% 10.5% 10.5% 11.1% 10.6% 9.4% 9.2% 8.8% 8.9% 8.1% 9.9%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,797 10,808 10,805 10,725 10,594 10,726 10,408 10,394 10,617 11,096 11,030 11,010 10,751
Employment 9,607 9,544 9,592 9,534 9,375 9,418 9,217 9,282 9,427 9,907 9,847 9,884 9,553
Unemployment 1,190 1,264 1,213 1,191 1,219 1,308 1,191 1,112 1,190 1,189 1,183 1,126 1,198
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 11.7% 11.2% 11.1% 11.5% 12.2% 11.4% 10.7% 11.2% 10.7% 10.7% 10.2% 11.1%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,679 10,616 10,687 10,600 10,380 10,345 10,201 10,044 10,200 10,696 10,733 10,863 10,504
Employment 9,426 9,336 9,359 9,362 9,120 8,974 8,970 8,928 9,052 9,550 9,603 9,766 9,287
Unemployment 1,253 1,280 1,328 1,238 1,260 1,371 1,231 1,116 1,148 1,146 1,130 1,097 1,217
Unemployment Rate 11.7% 12.1% 12.4% 11.7% 12.1% 13.3% 12.1% 11.1% 11.3% 10.7% 10.5% 10.1% 11.6%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,854 10,754 10,761 10,772 10,694 10,227 10,213 10,341 10,463 10,777 10,698 10,802 10,613
Employment 9,771 9,616 9,615 9,591 9,482 8,913 8,962 9,134 9,257 9,601 9,509 9,671 9,427
Unemployment 1,083 1,138 1,146 1,181 1,212 1,314 1,251 1,207 1,206 1,176 1,189 1,131 1,186
Unemployment Rate 10.0% 10.6% 10.6% 11.0% 11.3% 12.8% 12.2% 11.7% 11.5% 10.9% 11.1% 10.5% 11.2%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,714 10,843 11,211 10,617 10,569 10,352 10,787 10,691 10,579 10,723 10,683 10,644 10,700
Employment 9,725 9,828 10,077 9,517 9,473 9,199 9,714 9,673 9,551 9,727 9,681 9,654 9,651
Unemployment 989 1,015 1,134 1,100 1,096 1,153 1,073 1,018 1,028 996 1,002 990 1,049
Unemployment Rate 9.2% 9.4% 10.1% 10.4% 10.4% 11.1% 9.9% 9.5% 9.7% 9.3% 9.4% 9.3% 9.8%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 10,351 10,622 10,698 10,449 10,348 10,095 10,082 10,400 10,351 10,744 10,600 10,431 10,431
Employment 9,409 9,658 9,738 9,489 9,353 9,040 9,152 9,518 9,480 9,897 9,731 9,583 9,504
Unemployment 942 964 960 960 995 1,055 930 882 871 847 869 848 927
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.1% 9.0% 9.2% 9.6% 10.5% 9.2% 8.5% 8.4% 7.9% 8.2% 8.1% 8.9%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 9,923 10,015 10,063 9,893 10,003 9,886 9,829 10,030 10,201 10,284 10,277 10,314 10,060
Employment 9,114 9,129 9,166 9,006 9,013 8,834 8,890 9,067 9,241 9,444 9,412 9,494 9,151
Unemployment 809 886 897 887 990 1,052 939 963 960 840 865 820 909
Unemployment Rate 8.2% 8.8% 8.9% 9.0% 9.9% 10.6% 9.6% 9.6% 9.4% 8.2% 8.4% 8.0% 9.0%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,764 8,881 8,861 8,650 8,328 8,199 8,171 7,836 7,937 7,987 8,033 8,220 8,323
Employment 7,915 7,990 7,998 7,747 7,332 7,097 7,130 6,950 7,071 7,199 7,206 7,478 7,427
Unemployment 849 891 863 903 996 1,102 1,041 886 866 788 827 742 896
Unemployment Rate 9.7% 10.0% 9.7% 10.4% 12.0% 13.4% 12.7% 11.3% 10.9% 9.9% 10.3% 9.0% 10.8%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 9,003 9,006 8,973 8,946 8,723 8,876 8,827 8,790 8,850 8,940 8,889 8,978 8,901
Employment 8,373 8,296 8,242 8,240 7,890 7,902 7,954 7,974 7,997 8,182 8,098 8,224 8,115
Unemployment 630 710 731 706 833 974 873 816 853 758 791 754 786
Unemployment Rate 7.0% 7.9% 8.1% 7.9% 9.5% 11.0% 9.9% 9.3% 9.6% 8.5% 8.9% 8.4% 8.8%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,681 8,674 8,745 8,539 8,622 8,690 8,877 8,662 8,780 8,777 8,584 8,914 8,712
Employment 7,910 7,826 7,839 7,659 7,688 7,681 7,917 7,850 7,972 8,122 8,002 8,357 7,901
Unemployment 771 848 906 880 934 1,009 960 812 808 655 582 557 811
Unemployment Rate 8.9% 9.8% 10.4% 10.3% 10.8% 11.6% 10.8% 9.4% 9.2% 7.5% 6.8% 6.2% 9.3%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,900 9,188 9,323 9,094 8,853 8,861 9,039 8,634 8,602 8,694 8,552 8,775 8,877
Employment 7,938 8,066 8,251 7,992 7,606 7,653 7,946 7,835 7,747 7,968 7,878 8,069 7,913
Unemployment 962 1,122 1,072 1,102 1,247 1,208 1,093 799 855 726 674 706 964
Unemployment Rate 10.8% 12.2% 11.5% 12.1% 14.1% 13.6% 12.1% 9.3% 9.9% 8.4% 7.9% 8.0% 10.9%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,822 8,780 8,759 8,509 8,482 8,843 8,766 8,630 8,683 8,868 8,923 8,954 8,751
Employment 7,909 7,838 7,870 7,645 7,526 7,716 7,722 7,747 7,810 8,038 8,068 8,143 7,836
Unemployment 913 942 889 864 956 1,127 1,044 883 873 830 855 811 915
Unemployment Rate 10.3% 10.7% 10.1% 10.2% 11.3% 12.7% 11.9% 10.2% 10.1% 9.4% 9.6% 9.1% 10.5%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,958 8,998 9,050 8,765 8,688 8,936 8,827 8,820 8,874 8,917 8,833 8,932 8,883
Employment 8,070 8,045 8,076 7,804 7,761 7,937 7,917 7,961 8,053 8,094 8,063 8,198 7,998
Unemployment 888 953 974 961 927 999 910 859 821 823 770 734 885
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 10.6% 10.8% 11.0% 10.7% 11.2% 10.3% 9.7% 9.3% 9.2% 8.7% 8.2% 10.0%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,171 8,542 8,654 8,353 8,344 8,777 8,395 8,301 8,129 8,439 8,505 8,403 8,418
Employment 7,366 7,620 7,739 7,429 7,324 7,605 7,470 7,404 7,299 7,597 7,723 7,676 7,521
Unemployment 805 922 915 924 1,020 1,172 925 897 830 842 782 727 897
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 10.8% 10.6% 11.1% 12.2% 13.4% 11.0% 10.8% 10.2% 10.0% 9.2% 8.7% 10.7%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,105 8,120 8,160 8,103 8,044 8,201 8,142 8,066 7,946 8,190 8,400 8,419 8,159
Employment 7,157 7,132 7,249 7,140 6,989 6,999 7,129 7,155 7,049 7,363 7,546 7,587 7,209
Unemployment 948 988 911 963 1,055 1,202 1,013 911 897 827 854 832 950
Unemployment Rate 11.7% 12.2% 11.2% 11.9% 13.1% 14.7% 12.4% 11.3% 11.3% 10.1% 10.2% 9.9% 11.6%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 8,150 8,361 8,439 8,541 8,569 8,656 8,391 8,316 8,308 8,302 8,145 8,207 8,365
Employment 7,513 7,600 7,676 7,760 7,683 7,636 7,440 7,521 7,457 7,452 7,380 7,370 7,540
Unemployment 637 761 763 781 886 1,020 951 795 851 850 765 837 825
Unemployment Rate 7.8% 9.1% 9.0% 9.1% 10.3% 11.8% 11.3% 9.6% 10.2% 10.2% 9.4% 10.2% 9.9%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,669 7,656 7,731 7,780 8,122 8,641 8,482 8,497 8,224 8,270 8,133 8,231 8,120
Employment 6,916 6,973 7,020 6,960 7,184 7,755 7,711 7,802 7,575 7,705 7,605 7,661 7,406
Unemployment 753 683 711 820 938 886 771 695 649 565 528 570 714
Unemployment Rate 9.8% 8.9% 9.2% 10.5% 11.5% 10.3% 9.1% 8.2% 7.9% 6.8% 6.5% 6.9% 8.8%

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.