Highest unemployment rate in 2000: Alaska
March 06, 2001
Alaska recorded the highest jobless rate, 6.6 percent, in 2000.
Three other States plus the District of Columbia had annual average unemployment rates of 5.5 percent or above in 2000. The District of Columbia’s rate was 5.8 percent, and Mississippi’s rate was 5.7 percent. Both Louisiana and West Virginia had jobless rates of 5.5 percent.
Overall, 21 States and the District of Columbia posted rates above the national average of 4.0 percent in 2000. All five states in the Pacific division recorded rates above the national average.
These data are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see State and Regional Unemployment, 2000 Annual Averages (USDL 01-50).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Highest unemployment rate in 2000: Alaska on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited August 13, 2020).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Using BLS Data to Match People with Disabilities with Jobs Presents data that can help increase access and opportunity for people with disabilities in the nation’s labor market.
- How Women and Aging Affect Trends in Labor Force Growth Examines how women’s labor force participation and the aging of the U.S. population affect trends in labor force growth.
- Meal Appeal: Patterns of Expenditures on Food away from Home
Examines spending on food away from home, such as meals or snacks from restaurants, vending machines, employer cafeterias, or other venues.
- Job Flexibilities and Work Schedules in 2017–18
Examines data on job flexibilities, such as working at home, flexible schedules, and shift work.