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Unemployment Rates for
Alaska 2013 2020

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


Not Seasonally Adjusted Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates for
Alaska
1976 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 6.9 7.1 7.4 7.0 6.4 6.5 5.9 5.1
2020 5.4 5.2 6.2 12.4 12.0 11.2 10.2 6.2 6.5 5.9 6.3 6.6 7.8
2019 6.8 6.3 6.2 5.4 5.3 5.6 5.1 4.8 4.6 4.7 5.1 5.1 5.4
2018 7.1 7.0 6.6 6.2 5.7 6.1 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.3 5.6 6.1 5.9
2017 7.4 7.4 7.0 6.6 6.4 6.5 6.0 5.9 5.9 5.9 6.4 6.6 6.5
2016 7.0 7.3 7.1 6.8 6.4 6.7 6.1 5.8 6.2 6.3 6.5 6.8 6.6
2015 7.0 7.1 6.9 6.4 6.3 6.4 5.7 5.3 5.5 6.0 6.4 6.6 6.3
2014 7.7 8.0 7.7 6.8 6.7 6.9 6.4 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.4 6.3 6.7
2013 8.3 7.9 7.5 7.0 6.9 7.2 6.4 6.0 6.2 6.7 7.0 6.9 7.0
2012 8.3 8.3 8.1 7.4 7.2 7.4 6.8 6.2 6.2 6.4 6.9 7.5 7.2
2011 9.0 8.9 8.6 8.0 7.6 7.8 7.0 6.7 7.0 7.1 7.6 8.0 7.8
2010 9.3 9.6 9.5 8.5 8.0 7.9 7.2 7.0 7.1 7.4 8.2 8.4 8.2
2009 8.2 8.6 8.6 8.0 8.0 8.2 7.3 7.0 7.4 7.9 8.2 8.4 8.0
2008 7.1 7.2 7.1 6.5 6.5 6.5 5.8 5.6 5.7 6.1 6.5 7.0 6.5
2007 7.3 7.2 6.9 6.6 6.1 6.2 5.6 5.3 5.6 5.6 6.2 6.6 6.3
2006 7.7 8.0 7.5 7.2 6.6 6.4 6.0 5.5 5.8 5.8 6.4 6.7 6.6
2005 8.0 8.3 7.7 7.1 6.7 6.7 6.0 5.6 6.2 6.5 7.3 7.3 6.9
2004 8.7 8.7 8.6 7.9 7.4 7.6 6.5 6.1 6.4 6.7 7.3 7.4 7.4
2003 8.5 8.7 8.4 8.1 7.5 8.0 6.9 6.6 6.8 7.0 7.9 7.8 7.7
2002 7.9 7.8 8.0 7.7 6.9 7.3 6.4 6.2 6.4 6.6 7.4 7.8 7.2
2001 7.3 7.1 7.0 6.5 6.0 6.2 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.9 6.6 6.9 6.3
2000 7.2 7.2 7.2 6.6 6.5 6.4 5.4 5.4 5.6 5.7 6.3 6.4 6.3
1999 7.4 7.9 7.4 6.9 6.6 6.4 5.7 5.2 5.4 5.7 6.2 6.2 6.4
1998 7.3 7.4 7.4 6.3 6.1 6.5 5.6 5.2 5.6 5.9 6.3 6.4 6.3
1997 8.5 8.5 8.4 7.7 6.8 6.9 6.0 5.7 6.0 6.0 6.3 6.6 6.9
1996 9.1 8.7 8.7 8.0 7.4 7.2 6.6 5.8 6.3 6.5 7.4 7.5 7.4
1995 8.4 8.3 8.0 7.7 7.1 7.3 6.5 6.0 6.7 6.8 7.5 7.8 7.3
1994 9.1 9.1 8.9 8.4 7.8 7.4 6.8 6.3 6.4 6.8 7.2 7.2 7.6
1993 9.1 9.3 8.7 8.2 8.1 7.9 6.7 6.4 6.7 7.3 7.6 7.6 7.8
1992 10.5 10.6 10.1 9.3 9.1 9.2 7.8 7.4 7.7 8.0 8.5 8.3 8.9
1991 8.7 9.3 9.1 8.4 8.3 8.4 7.3 6.9 7.6 8.1 8.9 9.2 8.3
1990 8.6 8.5 7.9 7.9 7.5 6.8 6.0 6.0 6.4 6.7 7.4 7.7 7.3
1989 9.0 8.9 7.9 7.6 6.9 6.8 5.8 5.4 6.3 6.5 7.2 7.4 7.1
1988 10.3 10.5 10.2 9.4 9.5 8.5 7.4 7.3 7.5 7.8 8.5 8.1 8.7
1987 12.1 12.2 12.0 11.0 10.7 10.3 8.7 8.2 8.8 9.1 9.7 9.3 10.2
1986 11.0 12.4 12.2 12.2 11.5 11.4 10.3 9.5 10.2 10.5 11.0 10.9 11.1
1985 10.9 11.1 11.0 10.9 9.9 10.0 9.1 8.2 8.5 9.1 9.9 10.2 9.9
1984 11.8 11.7 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.5 8.6 8.2 8.7 9.0 9.4 9.4 9.9
1983 12.5 12.3 11.7 10.8 10.1 9.8 8.5 8.3 8.8 8.9 9.8 10.2 10.1
1982 11.2 11.6 11.2 10.6 9.8 10.1 8.7 8.1 8.7 9.3 10.5 10.8 10.0
1981 10.8 10.7 10.2 8.7 8.7 9.2 7.9 7.6 8.2 8.9 9.6 10.1 9.2
1980 9.6 10.4 10.1 10.8 9.7 10.2 8.7 8.3 8.4 9.0 9.6 9.4 9.5
1979 10.7 11.2 10.7 9.6 9.0 8.9 7.7 6.8 7.9 8.3 9.2 9.1 9.1
1978 12.9 13.0 13.0 11.6 10.8 10.8 9.1 8.5 9.4 9.1 10.3 10.3 10.7
1977 10.4 11.5 11.3 10.5 9.7 10.1 8.3 7.8 8.4 9.2 10.6 10.4 9.8
1976 9.3 9.7 8.7 7.5 6.5 7.3 5.8 5.4 6.6 6.9 9.2 9.4 7.6