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Unemployment Rates for
Northern 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
Northern 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 8.2 8.6 10.6 10.6 9.9 10.6 10.4 8.6
2020 8.0 8.4 9.1 10.1 12.6 13.5 13.2 7.8 8.4 7.6 7.8 7.3 9.5
2019 9.6 9.6 9.3 9.1 9.5 11.0 10.5 9.1 8.6 7.9 8.3 7.6 9.2
2018 10.3 10.7 10.0 10.1 10.0 11.5 10.2 9.6 8.7 8.2 8.5 8.4 9.7
2017 11.2 11.5 10.7 11.2 11.5 12.5 12.1 11.8 10.1 9.5 9.8 9.4 10.9
2016 9.9 10.6 10.6 11.1 11.4 12.8 12.3 11.7 10.6 10.8 10.3 10.2 11.0
2015 10.4 11.0 10.5 10.8 11.2 11.5 10.9 9.5 9.5 9.2 9.4 9.3 10.3
2014 11.9 12.4 12.1 11.1 11.6 12.1 11.6 10.7 10.3 9.3 9.3 9.0 10.9
2013 12.2 12.6 11.8 11.3 11.9 12.8 11.7 11.2 11.4 11.2 11.4 10.8 11.7
2012 11.9 12.1 12.2 11.5 11.9 12.7 11.9 11.1 10.9 10.4 10.5 10.9 11.5
2011 11.7 12.2 11.9 11.6 11.5 12.6 12.2 11.4 11.6 11.3 11.4 11.2 11.7
2010 11.5 12.5 12.4 11.8 12.0 12.6 12.0 11.2 10.8 10.4 10.8 10.6 11.5
2009 7.9 8.8 9.0 9.0 9.5 9.9 9.4 9.0 9.1 8.8 8.8 8.6 9.0
2008 7.9 8.4 8.3 8.0 8.6 8.9 8.6 7.6 7.5 6.6 6.6 6.6 7.8
2007 8.7 8.8 8.4 8.8 9.4 9.9 9.6 8.5 8.2 7.9 7.9 7.5 8.6
2006 10.5 11.0 10.5 10.5 10.5 11.1 10.6 9.4 9.2 8.8 8.9 8.1 9.9
2005 11.0 11.7 11.2 11.1 11.5 12.2 11.4 10.7 11.2 10.7 10.7 10.2 11.1
2004 11.7 12.1 12.4 11.7 12.1 13.3 12.1 11.1 11.3 10.7 10.5 10.1 11.6
2003 10.0 10.6 10.6 11.0 11.3 12.8 12.2 11.7 11.5 10.9 11.1 10.5 11.2
2002 9.2 9.4 10.1 10.4 10.4 11.1 9.9 9.5 9.7 9.3 9.4 9.3 9.8
2001 9.1 9.1 9.0 9.2 9.6 10.5 9.2 8.5 8.4 7.9 8.2 8.1 8.9
2000 8.2 8.8 8.9 9.0 9.9 10.6 9.6 9.6 9.4 8.2 8.4 8.0 9.0
1999 9.7 10.0 9.7 10.4 12.0 13.4 12.7 11.3 10.9 9.9 10.3 9.0 10.8
1998 7.0 7.9 8.1 7.9 9.5 11.0 9.9 9.3 9.6 8.5 8.9 8.4 8.8
1997 8.9 9.8 10.4 10.3 10.8 11.6 10.8 9.4 9.2 7.5 6.8 6.2 9.3
1996 10.8 12.2 11.5 12.1 14.1 13.6 12.1 9.3 9.9 8.4 7.9 8.0 10.9
1995 10.3 10.7 10.1 10.2 11.3 12.7 11.9 10.2 10.1 9.4 9.6 9.1 10.5
1994 9.9 10.6 10.8 11.0 10.7 11.2 10.3 9.7 9.3 9.2 8.7 8.2 10.0
1993 9.9 10.8 10.6 11.1 12.2 13.4 11.0 10.8 10.2 10.0 9.2 8.7 10.7
1992 11.7 12.2 11.2 11.9 13.1 14.7 12.4 11.3 11.3 10.1 10.2 9.9 11.6
1991 7.8 9.1 9.0 9.1 10.3 11.8 11.3 9.6 10.2 10.2 9.4 10.2 9.9
1990 9.8 8.9 9.2 10.5 11.5 10.3 9.1 8.2 7.9 6.8 6.5 6.9 8.8