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Bethel Census Area 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 8,090 7,182 7,237 7,466 7,193 7,862
Employment 7,287 6,317 6,330 6,529 6,305 6,841
Unemployment 803 865 907 937 888 1,021
Unemployment Rate 9.9% 12.0% 12.5% 12.6% 12.3% 13.0%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,346 7,286 7,368 6,782 6,776 7,121 6,956 6,389 6,638 6,773 6,984 7,133 6,963
Employment 6,596 6,493 6,499 5,964 5,826 6,051 5,924 5,762 5,960 6,137 6,296 6,383 6,158
Unemployment 750 793 869 818 950 1,070 1,032 627 678 636 688 750 805
Unemployment Rate 10.2% 10.9% 11.8% 12.1% 14.0% 15.0% 14.8% 9.8% 10.2% 9.4% 9.9% 10.5% 11.6%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,168 7,156 7,019 6,874 6,885 7,649 7,056 7,030 6,920 7,080 7,192 7,142 7,098
Employment 6,270 6,255 6,158 6,062 6,082 6,709 6,186 6,168 6,163 6,390 6,490 6,463 6,283
Unemployment 898 901 861 812 803 940 870 862 757 690 702 679 815
Unemployment Rate 12.5% 12.6% 12.3% 11.8% 11.7% 12.3% 12.3% 12.3% 10.9% 9.7% 9.8% 9.5% 11.5%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,281 7,230 7,130 6,969 7,028 7,575 7,224 7,105 6,999 6,956 7,083 7,151 7,144
Employment 6,373 6,315 6,275 6,158 6,215 6,577 6,326 6,225 6,249 6,234 6,336 6,380 6,305
Unemployment 908 915 855 811 813 998 898 880 750 722 747 771 839
Unemployment Rate 12.5% 12.7% 12.0% 11.6% 11.6% 13.2% 12.4% 12.4% 10.7% 10.4% 10.5% 10.8% 11.7%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,197 7,358 7,380 7,237 7,161 7,706 7,328 7,242 7,203 7,313 7,444 7,460 7,336
Employment 6,224 6,385 6,450 6,330 6,206 6,622 6,324 6,247 6,355 6,517 6,607 6,596 6,405
Unemployment 973 973 930 907 955 1,084 1,004 995 848 796 837 864 931
Unemployment Rate 13.5% 13.2% 12.6% 12.5% 13.3% 14.1% 13.7% 13.7% 11.8% 10.9% 11.2% 11.6% 12.7%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,037 6,930 7,110 7,200 7,029 7,450 7,284 7,219 7,327 7,316 7,331 7,394 7,219
Employment 6,050 5,905 6,067 6,172 6,010 6,310 6,258 6,227 6,398 6,386 6,452 6,521 6,230
Unemployment 987 1,025 1,043 1,028 1,019 1,140 1,026 992 929 930 879 873 989
Unemployment Rate 14.0% 14.8% 14.7% 14.3% 14.5% 15.3% 14.1% 13.7% 12.7% 12.7% 12.0% 11.8% 13.7%
                         
2015
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,292 7,403 7,340 7,329 7,368 7,669 7,607 7,152 7,030 7,262 7,322 7,125 7,325
Employment 6,214 6,286 6,262 6,286 6,268 6,566 6,541 6,190 6,083 6,335 6,427 6,185 6,304
Unemployment 1,078 1,117 1,078 1,043 1,100 1,103 1,066 962 947 927 895 940 1,021
Unemployment Rate 14.8% 15.1% 14.7% 14.2% 14.9% 14.4% 14.0% 13.5% 13.5% 12.8% 12.2% 13.2% 13.9%
                         
2014
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,143 7,203 7,340 7,107 7,184 7,578 7,368 7,264 7,437 7,267 7,278 7,074 7,270
Employment 5,903 5,909 6,059 5,960 6,022 6,344 6,167 6,142 6,291 6,252 6,294 6,098 6,120
Unemployment 1,240 1,294 1,281 1,147 1,162 1,234 1,201 1,122 1,146 1,015 984 976 1,150
Unemployment Rate 17.4% 18.0% 17.5% 16.1% 16.2% 16.3% 16.3% 15.4% 15.4% 14.0% 13.5% 13.8% 15.8%
                         
2013
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,290 7,286 7,305 7,154 7,251 7,632 7,575 7,336 7,339 7,700 7,464 7,346 7,390
Employment 6,061 6,030 6,104 5,976 6,029 6,303 6,389 6,209 6,134 6,530 6,341 6,206 6,193
Unemployment 1,229 1,256 1,201 1,178 1,222 1,329 1,186 1,127 1,205 1,170 1,123 1,140 1,197
Unemployment Rate 16.9% 17.2% 16.4% 16.5% 16.9% 17.4% 15.7% 15.4% 16.4% 15.2% 15.0% 15.5% 16.2%
                         
2012
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,205 7,230 7,214 7,012 7,081 7,214 7,068 7,086 7,150 7,586 7,218 7,248 7,193
Employment 6,042 6,042 6,055 5,922 5,976 6,002 5,949 6,008 6,066 6,506 6,182 6,137 6,074
Unemployment 1,163 1,188 1,159 1,090 1,105 1,212 1,119 1,078 1,084 1,080 1,036 1,111 1,119
Unemployment Rate 16.1% 16.4% 16.1% 15.5% 15.6% 16.8% 15.8% 15.2% 15.2% 14.2% 14.4% 15.3% 15.6%
                         
2011
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,203 7,373 7,257 7,106 7,053 7,270 7,116 6,943 7,288 7,300 7,285 7,295 7,208
Employment 6,016 6,163 6,105 6,003 5,934 6,081 6,041 5,916 6,200 6,276 6,283 6,228 6,104
Unemployment 1,187 1,210 1,152 1,103 1,119 1,189 1,075 1,027 1,088 1,024 1,002 1,067 1,104
Unemployment Rate 16.5% 16.4% 15.9% 15.5% 15.9% 16.4% 15.1% 14.8% 14.9% 14.0% 13.8% 14.6% 15.3%
                         
2010
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,957 7,069 7,025 7,018 7,019 7,229 7,176 7,259 7,459 7,339 7,260 7,272 7,174
Employment 5,881 5,911 5,859 5,883 5,906 6,057 6,099 6,231 6,436 6,369 6,232 6,223 6,091
Unemployment 1,076 1,158 1,166 1,135 1,113 1,172 1,077 1,028 1,023 970 1,028 1,049 1,083
Unemployment Rate 15.5% 16.4% 16.6% 16.2% 15.9% 16.2% 15.0% 14.2% 13.7% 13.2% 14.2% 14.4% 15.1%
                         
2009
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,002 6,993 6,937 6,943 7,021 7,017 7,147 6,828 6,969 7,259 7,139 7,213 7,039
Employment 5,987 5,934 5,887 5,861 5,929 5,888 6,119 5,833 5,984 6,334 6,201 6,270 6,019
Unemployment 1,015 1,059 1,050 1,082 1,092 1,129 1,028 995 985 925 938 943 1,020
Unemployment Rate 14.5% 15.1% 15.1% 15.6% 15.6% 16.1% 14.4% 14.6% 14.1% 12.7% 13.1% 13.1% 14.5%
                         
2008
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,016 6,938 7,034 6,835 6,873 7,002 6,755 6,516 6,928 7,005 6,956 6,940 6,900
Employment 6,061 5,961 6,049 5,884 5,906 5,986 5,802 5,588 6,070 6,171 6,134 6,065 5,973
Unemployment 955 977 985 951 967 1,016 953 928 858 834 822 875 927
Unemployment Rate 13.6% 14.1% 14.0% 13.9% 14.1% 14.5% 14.1% 14.2% 12.4% 11.9% 11.8% 12.6% 13.4%
                         
2007
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,958 6,914 6,938 6,863 6,856 6,897 6,751 6,596 7,001 7,110 7,128 7,206 6,935
Employment 6,067 6,012 6,067 5,986 5,957 5,933 5,843 5,769 6,165 6,291 6,282 6,316 6,057
Unemployment 891 902 871 877 899 964 908 827 836 819 846 890 878
Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13.0% 12.6% 12.8% 13.1% 14.0% 13.4% 12.5% 11.9% 11.5% 11.9% 12.4% 12.7%
                         
2006
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,067 7,061 7,016 6,966 6,943 7,247 6,857 6,542 6,885 6,992 6,992 6,959 6,961
Employment 6,088 6,063 6,052 5,954 5,949 6,220 5,915 5,714 6,066 6,180 6,161 6,126 6,041
Unemployment 979 998 964 1,012 994 1,027 942 828 819 812 831 833 920
Unemployment Rate 13.9% 14.1% 13.7% 14.5% 14.3% 14.2% 13.7% 12.7% 11.9% 11.6% 11.9% 12.0% 13.2%
                         
2005
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,215 7,109 7,085 7,100 6,909 7,182 6,877 6,632 7,199 7,247 7,311 7,140 7,084
Employment 6,295 6,167 6,185 6,186 5,964 6,182 5,995 5,826 6,299 6,345 6,385 6,236 6,172
Unemployment 920 942 900 914 945 1,000 882 806 900 902 926 904 912
Unemployment Rate 12.8% 13.3% 12.7% 12.9% 13.7% 13.9% 12.8% 12.2% 12.5% 12.4% 12.7% 12.7% 12.9%
                         
2004
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,118 7,009 7,061 7,106 6,907 7,205 6,743 6,541 7,006 7,114 7,197 7,207 7,018
Employment 6,242 6,130 6,146 6,219 5,999 6,197 5,828 5,689 6,139 6,270 6,353 6,364 6,131
Unemployment 876 879 915 887 908 1,008 915 852 867 844 844 843 887
Unemployment Rate 12.3% 12.5% 13.0% 12.5% 13.1% 14.0% 13.6% 13.0% 12.4% 11.9% 11.7% 11.7% 12.6%
                         
2003
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 7,032 7,054 7,015 7,001 6,950 7,284 6,893 6,756 7,148 7,199 7,239 7,285 7,072
Employment 6,261 6,197 6,157 6,120 6,037 6,312 6,020 5,923 6,333 6,380 6,394 6,479 6,218
Unemployment 771 857 858 881 913 972 873 833 815 819 845 806 854
Unemployment Rate 11.0% 12.1% 12.2% 12.6% 13.1% 13.3% 12.7% 12.3% 11.4% 11.4% 11.7% 11.1% 12.1%
                         
2002
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,519 6,675 6,726 6,910 6,786 7,045 6,582 6,635 6,936 7,053 7,051 7,203 6,844
Employment 5,886 6,008 5,985 6,185 6,033 6,249 5,831 5,941 6,210 6,361 6,368 6,490 6,129
Unemployment 633 667 741 725 753 796 751 694 726 692 683 713 715
Unemployment Rate 9.7% 10.0% 11.0% 10.5% 11.1% 11.3% 11.4% 10.5% 10.5% 9.8% 9.7% 9.9% 10.4%
                         
2001
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,450 6,427 6,477 6,287 6,373 6,370 5,898 5,909 6,146 6,474 6,526 6,492 6,319
Employment 5,866 5,841 5,860 5,641 5,708 5,633 5,258 5,287 5,536 5,898 5,950 5,939 5,701
Unemployment 584 586 617 646 665 737 640 622 610 576 576 553 618
Unemployment Rate 9.1% 9.1% 9.5% 10.3% 10.4% 11.6% 10.9% 10.5% 9.9% 8.9% 8.8% 8.5% 9.8%
                         
2000
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,391 6,364 6,569 6,245 6,393 6,857 6,016 6,033 6,311 6,650 6,442 6,605 6,406
Employment 5,872 5,816 5,993 5,668 5,733 6,159 5,400 5,438 5,740 6,143 5,942 6,096 5,833
Unemployment 519 548 576 577 660 698 616 595 571 507 500 509 573
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.6% 8.8% 9.2% 10.3% 10.2% 10.2% 9.9% 9.0% 7.6% 7.8% 7.7% 8.9%
                         
1999
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,256 7,168 6,988 6,144 6,041 6,168 6,880 6,750 6,421 6,208 5,655 5,356 6,337
Employment 5,790 6,607 6,464 5,607 5,426 5,457 6,287 6,163 5,872 5,736 5,227 4,922 5,797
Unemployment 466 561 524 537 615 711 593 587 549 472 428 434 540
Unemployment Rate 7.4% 7.8% 7.5% 8.7% 10.2% 11.5% 8.6% 8.7% 8.6% 7.6% 7.6% 8.1% 8.5%
                         
1998
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 6,070 6,941 6,848 6,259 6,045 6,275 6,725 6,028 6,075 5,912 5,557 5,261 6,167
Employment 5,651 6,490 6,353 5,801 5,531 5,614 6,148 5,538 5,514 5,413 5,071 4,804 5,661
Unemployment 419 451 495 458 514 661 577 490 561 499 486 457 506
Unemployment Rate 6.9% 6.5% 7.2% 7.3% 8.5% 10.5% 8.6% 8.1% 9.2% 8.4% 8.7% 8.7% 8.2%
                         
1997
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,585 6,263 6,501 6,098 6,033 6,060 6,590 5,610 5,700 5,491 5,067 4,759 5,813
Employment 5,188 5,840 5,981 5,610 5,554 5,495 6,016 5,131 5,224 5,082 4,731 4,387 5,353
Unemployment 397 423 520 488 479 565 574 479 476 409 336 372 460
Unemployment Rate 7.1% 6.8% 8.0% 8.0% 7.9% 9.3% 8.7% 8.5% 8.4% 7.4% 6.6% 7.8% 7.9%
                         
1996
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,581 6,571 6,527 6,285 6,315 6,168 6,607 5,856 5,637 5,493 5,059 4,899 5,916
Employment 4,939 5,942 5,837 5,595 5,663 5,556 6,038 5,420 5,193 5,085 4,733 4,504 5,375
Unemployment 642 629 690 690 652 612 569 436 444 408 326 395 541
Unemployment Rate 11.5% 9.6% 10.6% 11.0% 10.3% 9.9% 8.6% 7.4% 7.9% 7.4% 6.4% 8.1% 9.1%
                         
1995
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,324 6,246 6,132 5,594 5,627 5,950 6,633 6,080 5,710 5,419 5,100 4,922 5,728
Employment 4,905 5,793 5,666 5,126 5,111 5,399 6,123 5,594 5,247 5,020 4,686 4,530 5,267
Unemployment 419 453 466 468 516 551 510 486 463 399 414 392 461
Unemployment Rate 7.9% 7.3% 7.6% 8.4% 9.2% 9.3% 7.7% 8.0% 8.1% 7.4% 8.1% 8.0% 8.0%
                         
1994
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,174 6,047 5,877 5,180 5,169 5,423 6,115 5,713 5,501 5,163 4,800 4,595 5,396
Employment 4,875 5,683 5,458 4,787 4,702 4,974 5,692 5,261 5,086 4,726 4,448 4,300 4,999
Unemployment 299 364 419 393 467 449 423 452 415 437 352 295 397
Unemployment Rate 5.8% 6.0% 7.1% 7.6% 9.0% 8.3% 6.9% 7.9% 7.5% 8.5% 7.3% 6.4% 7.4%
                         
1993
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,100 5,699 5,754 5,123 4,891 4,974 5,550 4,978 4,776 4,578 4,528 4,386 5,028
Employment 4,796 5,346 5,379 4,759 4,480 4,539 5,192 4,609 4,451 4,232 4,205 4,093 4,673
Unemployment 304 353 375 364 411 435 358 369 325 346 323 293 355
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 6.2% 6.5% 7.1% 8.4% 8.7% 6.5% 7.4% 6.8% 7.6% 7.1% 6.7% 7.1%
                         
1992
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,919 5,595 5,688 5,615 5,357 5,451 5,685 5,139 4,840 4,458 4,480 4,447 5,140
Employment 4,521 5,150 5,205 5,124 4,865 4,875 5,194 4,719 4,412 4,062 4,101 4,099 4,694
Unemployment 398 445 483 491 492 576 491 420 428 396 379 348 446
Unemployment Rate 8.1% 8.0% 8.5% 8.7% 9.2% 10.6% 8.6% 8.2% 8.8% 8.9% 8.5% 7.8% 8.7%
                         
1991
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,391 4,568 4,628 4,886 4,908 4,960 5,338 4,701 4,343 4,120 4,251 4,318 4,617
Employment 4,025 4,196 4,223 4,435 4,469 4,488 4,938 4,342 3,988 3,763 3,922 3,974 4,230
Unemployment 366 372 405 451 439 472 400 359 355 357 329 344 387
Unemployment Rate 8.3% 8.1% 8.8% 9.2% 8.9% 9.5% 7.5% 7.6% 8.2% 8.7% 7.7% 8.0% 8.4%
                         
1990
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,776 3,973 4,061 4,105 4,282 4,299 4,673 4,155 3,855 3,840 3,879 3,966 4,072
Employment 3,525 3,763 3,797 3,778 3,931 3,953 4,367 3,847 3,565 3,530 3,597 3,643 3,775
Unemployment 251 210 264 327 351 346 306 308 290 310 282 323 297
Unemployment Rate 6.6% 5.3% 6.5% 8.0% 8.2% 8.0% 6.5% 7.4% 7.5% 8.1% 7.3% 8.1% 7.3%

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.