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Unemployment Rates for
United States and Alaska 2013 - 2020

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021


Not Seasonally Adjusted Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates for
United States
1947 to 2021

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.

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
2021 6.8 6.6 6.2 5.7 5.5 6.1 5.7 5.3
2020 4.0 3.8 4.5 14.4 13.0 11.2 10.5 8.5 7.7 6.6 6.4 6.5 8.1
2019 4.4 4.1 3.9 3.3 3.4 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.3 3.3 3.4 3.7
2018 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.6 4.2 4.1 3.9 3.6 3.5 3.5 3.7 3.9
2017 5.1 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.1 3.9 3.9 3.9 4.4
2016 5.3 5.2 5.1 4.7 4.5 5.1 5.1 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.5 4.9
2015 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.3
2014 7.0 7.0 6.8 5.9 6.1 6.3 6.5 6.3 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 6.2
2013 8.5 8.1 7.6 7.1 7.3 7.8 7.7 7.3 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.5 7.4
2012 8.8 8.7 8.4 7.7 7.9 8.4 8.6 8.2 7.6 7.5 7.4 7.6 8.1
2011 9.8 9.5 9.2 8.7 8.7 9.3 9.3 9.1 8.8 8.5 8.2 8.3 8.9
2010 10.6 10.4 10.2 9.5 9.3 9.6 9.7 9.5 9.2 9.0 9.3 9.1 9.6
2009 8.5 8.9 9.0 8.6 9.1 9.7 9.7 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.7 9.3
2008 5.4 5.2 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.1 6.0 6.1 6.5 7.1 5.8
2007 5.0 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.7 4.9 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.6
2006 5.1 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.8 5.0 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.6
2005 5.7 5.8 5.4 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.2 4.9 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.6 5.1
2004 6.3 6.0 6.0 5.4 5.3 5.8 5.7 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.2 5.1 5.5
2003 6.5 6.4 6.2 5.8 5.8 6.5 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.6 5.6 5.4 6.0
2002 6.3 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.5 6.0 5.9 5.7 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.7 5.8
2001 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.7 4.7 4.9 4.7 5.0 5.3 5.4 4.7
2000 4.5 4.4 4.3 3.7 3.8 4.1 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.6 3.7 3.7 4.0
1999 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.1 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.1 3.8 3.8 3.7 4.2
1998 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.5
1997 5.9 5.7 5.5 4.8 4.7 5.2 5.0 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.4 4.9
1996 6.3 6.0 5.8 5.4 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.4
1995 6.2 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.8 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.2 5.3 5.2 5.6
1994 7.3 7.1 6.8 6.2 5.9 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1 6.1
1993 8.0 7.8 7.4 6.9 6.8 7.2 7.0 6.6 6.4 6.4 6.2 6.1 6.9
1992 8.1 8.2 7.8 7.2 7.3 8.0 7.7 7.4 7.3 6.9 7.1 7.1 7.5
1991 7.1 7.3 7.2 6.5 6.7 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.7 6.9 6.8
1990 6.0 5.9 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.6 5.5 5.9 6.0 5.6
1989 6.0 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.3
1988 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.5
1987 7.3 7.2 6.9 6.2 6.1 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.7 5.7 5.6 5.4 6.2
1986 7.3 7.8 7.5 7.0 7.0 7.3 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.6 6.6 6.3 7.0
1985 8.0 7.8 7.5 7.1 7.0 7.5 7.4 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 7.2
1984 8.8 8.4 8.1 7.6 7.2 7.4 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.5
1983 11.4 11.3 10.8 10.0 9.8 10.2 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.4 8.1 8.0 9.6
1982 9.4 9.6 9.5 9.2 9.1 9.8 9.8 9.6 9.7 9.9 10.4 10.5 9.7
1981 8.2 8.0 7.7 7.0 7.1 7.7 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.9 8.3 7.6
1980 6.9 6.8 6.6 6.7 7.1 7.8 7.9 7.6 7.2 7.1 7.1 6.9 7.1
1979 6.4 6.4 6.1 5.5 5.2 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.7 5.6 5.6 5.7 5.8
1978 7.1 6.9 6.6 5.8 5.5 6.2 6.3 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.6 5.7 6.1
1977 8.3 8.5 7.9 6.9 6.4 7.5 7.0 6.8 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.0 7.1
1976 8.8 8.7 8.1 7.4 6.8 8.0 7.8 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.7
1975 9.0 9.1 9.1 8.6 8.3 9.1 8.7 8.2 8.1 7.8 7.8 7.8 8.5
1974 5.7 5.8 5.3 4.8 4.6 5.8 5.7 5.3 5.7 5.5 6.2 6.7 5.6
1973 5.5 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.4 5.4 5.0 4.7 4.7 4.2 4.6 4.6 4.9
1972 6.5 6.4 6.1 5.5 5.1 6.2 5.9 5.5 5.4 5.1 4.9 4.8 5.6
1971 6.6 6.6 6.3 5.7 5.3 6.5 6.2 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.9
1970 4.2 4.7 4.6 4.3 4.1 5.6 5.3 5.0 5.2 5.1 5.5 5.6 4.9
1969 3.7 3.7 3.5 3.2 2.9 4.1 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.5
1968 4.0 4.2 3.8 3.2 2.9 4.5 4.0 3.5 3.3 3.2 3.3 3.1 3.6
1967 4.2 4.2 3.9 3.5 3.2 4.6 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.5 3.8
1966 4.4 4.2 4.0 3.6 3.7 4.6 3.9 3.6 3.3 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.8
1965 5.5 5.7 5.1 4.7 4.3 5.3 4.5 4.2 3.8 3.6 3.9 3.7 4.5
1964 6.4 6.2 5.9 5.3 4.8 5.9 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.7 5.2
1963 6.6 6.9 6.3 5.6 5.5 6.2 5.6 5.2 4.8 4.7 5.3 5.3 5.7
1962 6.7 6.5 6.2 5.5 5.1 5.9 5.3 5.3 4.9 4.5 5.3 5.3 5.5
1961 7.7 8.1 7.7 7.0 6.6 7.3 6.9 6.2 5.8 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.7
1960 6.1 5.7 6.1 5.2 4.8 5.8 5.5 5.2 4.7 5.0 5.6 6.4 5.5
1959 7.0 7.0 6.4 5.2 4.9 5.4 5.2 4.8 4.7 4.7 5.3 5.1 5.5
1958 6.8 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.1 7.6 7.4 6.7 6.0 5.5 5.6 6.0 6.8
1957 4.9 4.7 4.3 4.0 3.9 4.6 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.6 4.6 5.0 4.3
1956 4.7 4.8 4.7 4.1 4.2 4.7 4.4 3.7 3.4 3.1 3.9 4.0 4.1
1955 5.8 5.7 5.2 4.9 4.2 4.4 4.0 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.8 3.9 4.4
1954 5.7 6.3 6.4 6.1 5.7 5.7 5.7 5.4 5.3 4.6 4.9 4.8 5.5
1953 3.4 3.2 2.9 2.8 2.5 2.7 2.7 2.4 2.6 2.5 3.2 4.2 2.9
1952 3.7 3.8 3.3 3.0 2.9 3.2 3.3 3.1 2.7 2.4 2.5 2.5 3.0
1951 4.4 4.2 3.8 3.2 2.9 3.4 3.3 2.9 3.0 2.8 3.2 2.9 3.3
1950 7.6 7.9 7.1 6.0 5.3 5.6 5.3 4.1 4.0 3.3 3.8 3.9 5.3
1949 5.0 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.7 6.4 7.0 6.3 5.9 6.1 5.7 6.0 5.9
1948 4.0 4.7 4.5 4.0 3.4 3.9 3.9 3.6 3.4 2.9 3.3 3.6 3.8
1947 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9 3.9