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Unemployment Rates for
Gulf Coast Economic Region and Alaska 2013 - 2020

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


Not Seasonally Adjusted Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates for
Gulf Coast Economic Region
1990 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 8.4 8.5 8.7 8.2 7.2 6.6 5.9 5.0
2020 7.0 6.4 7.4 13.8 12.4 11.1 10.0 5.8 6.6 6.5 7.5 8.3 8.6
2019 8.6 7.4 7.0 6.0 5.4 5.3 4.6 4.4 4.7 5.4 6.3 6.8 5.9
2018 8.9 8.5 7.9 7.2 6.0 6.1 5.2 5.0 5.3 6.0 6.8 7.7 6.7
2017 8.9 8.9 8.2 7.6 6.7 6.4 5.9 5.7 6.0 6.6 7.5 8.1 7.2
2016 8.7 9.0 8.9 8.2 7.2 7.0 6.3 6.3 7.0 7.4 7.8 8.3 7.6
2015 8.5 8.6 8.3 7.4 7.0 6.7 5.8 5.4 5.9 7.0 7.6 8.3 7.2
2014 9.4 9.5 9.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.8 7.6 7.9 7.6
2013 10.3 9.6 9.0 8.2 7.5 7.4 6.5 6.1 6.7 7.9 8.5 9.0 8.0
2012 10.6 10.5 10.0 8.8 8.2 8.0 7.1 6.7 7.1 7.9 8.8 9.7 8.6
2011 11.5 11.5 10.9 10.0 8.9 8.6 7.6 7.1 7.8 8.6 10.0 11.1 9.4
2010 11.9 12.3 11.8 10.4 9.0 8.5 7.8 7.5 8.0 9.1 10.6 11.4 9.8
2009 10.3 10.9 10.7 9.7 8.9 8.6 7.6 7.3 8.1 9.8 11.0 11.5 9.4
2008 9.5 9.5 9.1 7.9 7.6 7.0 5.9 5.5 6.3 7.4 8.3 9.4 7.7
2007 9.9 9.8 9.1 8.4 7.0 6.7 5.9 5.4 6.1 6.9 8.0 8.9 7.6
2006 10.4 10.7 9.6 8.9 7.8 7.3 6.1 5.6 6.4 7.2 8.7 9.5 8.1
2005 10.7 11.2 10.2 9.1 8.3 7.7 6.4 6.1 7.4 8.8 10.4 10.8 8.8
2004 11.8 11.7 11.4 10.2 9.4 8.7 7.0 6.9 7.6 8.9 10.3 11.0 9.5
2003 11.8 11.8 11.4 10.3 9.6 9.2 7.6 7.5 8.3 9.5 11.5 11.8 10.0
2002 11.3 10.7 10.7 9.9 8.5 9.3 7.0 7.3 8.2 9.1 10.4 11.7 9.4
2001 10.3 9.8 9.5 8.9 8.0 7.2 5.6 6.0 6.6 7.9 10.0 10.8 8.3
2000 10.4 9.8 9.5 8.7 8.0 7.2 5.5 5.4 7.5 7.6 9.4 9.5 8.1
1999 11.9 12.7 11.4 10.7 10.7 8.5 7.2 6.8 7.9 9.3 11.8 11.7 9.9
1998 12.4 11.9 11.7 10.0 10.0 8.7 6.8 6.6 7.8 9.6 11.6 11.9 9.8
1997 15.5 13.9 13.1 12.5 11.2 9.6 7.5 7.3 8.3 9.9 11.5 12.9 10.9
1996 15.1 14.1 13.1 12.9 12.0 11.5 8.3 8.4 9.4 11.4 13.7 15.2 12.0
1995 13.7 12.8 12.0 12.2 11.3 10.5 8.0 7.5 11.0 10.4 13.7 15.1 11.4
1994 15.9 13.8 13.2 13.8 13.7 10.0 8.4 8.0 9.5 10.3 13.7 13.9 11.9
1993 16.9 15.2 13.7 13.5 13.4 9.9 7.3 7.1 10.5 10.4 12.6 13.2 11.8
1992 18.2 16.8 15.1 14.2 13.8 11.5 9.1 9.3 10.1 11.8 15.0 14.5 13.1
1991 12.6 13.2 12.8 11.0 11.3 10.4 7.5 7.3 9.3 12.3 15.0 15.5 11.4
1990 13.5 13.8 12.7 12.1 10.6 9.0 7.1 7.3 9.0 9.7 11.4 12.2 10.6