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Unemployment Rates for
Southwest 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
Southwest 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 8.5 8.5 9.0 9.4 10.3 9.4 8.1 7.7
2020 8.4 7.9 8.9 10.7 15.2 12.5 10.3 6.9 7.6 7.2 8.9 10.3 9.6
2019 10.3 9.1 9.2 8.9 10.4 9.6 7.7 7.9 7.5 7.6 8.7 9.0 8.8
2018 10.1 9.1 8.9 9.0 10.1 10.2 8.1 8.5 8.2 8.7 9.7 10.8 9.2
2017 10.5 9.4 9.0 9.7 11.2 10.4 9.0 9.2 8.9 9.0 10.1 10.9 9.7
2016 10.8 10.5 10.6 11.0 12.5 11.3 9.2 9.2 9.3 9.9 10.4 11.0 10.4
2015 11.4 11.1 11.0 11.2 13.3 11.4 10.1 9.6 10.0 10.7 11.1 12.4 11.1
2014 13.2 12.8 12.7 11.8 14.2 12.8 11.3 11.3 11.8 11.6 11.9 12.8 12.3
2013 14.2 12.8 12.3 12.7 15.7 14.4 11.4 11.6 12.7 13.6 14.0 15.2 13.3
2012 13.3 12.1 11.9 12.9 14.7 13.3 11.4 11.4 12.2 13.0 13.9 16.6 13.0
2011 13.3 12.2 11.7 12.7 14.5 12.8 10.7 10.8 11.5 11.7 13.7 16.1 12.5
2010 12.3 12.3 12.2 12.7 14.1 12.6 10.5 10.5 11.1 11.4 12.6 15.7 12.2
2009 12.5 12.7 12.5 14.0 15.3 13.2 10.3 10.8 12.0 12.3 12.7 14.5 12.6
2008 12.0 11.3 11.3 12.6 13.5 11.7 9.8 10.3 9.8 10.2 10.7 13.0 11.3
2007 11.5 10.8 10.6 11.7 12.8 11.4 9.5 9.4 9.3 9.9 10.9 12.9 10.8
2006 12.1 11.8 11.5 13.1 14.0 11.4 9.8 9.5 9.7 10.0 11.2 12.7 11.3
2005 12.1 11.6 11.4 12.7 13.1 12.3 10.0 9.7 10.5 11.2 12.5 13.3 11.6
2004 11.4 11.0 11.8 12.7 13.2 13.0 10.1 10.4 10.5 10.9 12.3 13.3 11.7
2003 11.6 10.6 10.7 12.4 12.8 12.6 10.0 9.9 9.9 10.4 11.8 11.8 11.2
2002 10.5 8.9 9.8 10.7 11.4 11.7 9.6 9.3 9.6 9.7 10.9 11.4 10.2
2001 10.4 8.5 8.9 9.7 10.2 11.2 8.0 8.2 8.0 8.1 9.4 9.8 9.2
2000 8.8 8.2 8.5 8.9 10.0 9.8 7.7 7.8 7.7 7.6 8.8 9.4 8.6
1999 8.9 7.8 7.8 9.1 10.3 10.7 8.4 7.8 7.3 7.2 8.0 9.1 8.5
1998 7.8 6.9 7.4 7.5 8.9 10.5 8.3 8.4 8.2 7.5 8.1 9.8 8.2
1997 7.4 6.1 6.8 7.6 7.1 8.0 7.2 7.9 7.0 6.6 6.5 8.8 7.2
1996 9.2 6.8 7.8 8.4 8.1 8.4 7.4 6.5 6.4 5.9 6.1 9.6 7.6
1995 7.2 6.2 6.4 6.5 7.5 7.6 6.5 6.5 6.5 7.0 7.2 7.4 6.8
1994 5.6 5.6 6.3 6.9 7.6 6.6 5.4 6.5 5.6 6.1 6.0 6.0 6.2
1993 4.7 4.9 5.3 6.1 6.6 6.5 4.6 5.3 4.8 5.6 5.8 5.2 5.4
1992 5.8 5.9 6.1 5.8 6.4 7.2 5.4 5.6 6.1 6.0 5.8 5.7 6.0
1991 5.5 5.6 6.2 6.2 6.1 5.9 4.6 5.4 5.6 6.1 5.8 5.9 5.7
1990 5.4 4.4 5.2 5.9 5.6 4.9 3.9 4.5 4.8 5.1 4.9 4.9 4.9