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Unemployment Rates for
Bethel Census Area and Alaska 2013 - 2020

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


Not Seasonally Adjusted Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates for
Bethel Census Area
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 9.9 12.0 12.5 12.6 12.3 12.7 12.3 11.3
2020 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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