Error on Page

TED: The Editor's Desk image
FONT SIZE:Minus Font SizePlus Font Size PRINT: Print

Highest unemployment rate in 2002: Alaska

March 04, 2003

Alaska registered the highest annual average unemployment rate for 2002 at 7.7 percent.

States with the highest unemployment rates, and U.S. unemployment rate, 2002
[Chart data—TXT]

Oregon was the State with the next highest rate, 7.5 percent, followed by Washington at 7.3 percent. The three States with the highest rates are all in the Pacific division. Another State in the Pacific division, California, had the sixth highest unemployment rate.

Overall, 16 States and the District of Columbia had unemployment rates above the national average of 5.8 percent in 2002, and two States had rates equal to it.

These data are a product of the Local Area Unemployment Statistics program. To learn more, see State and Regional Unemployment, 2002 Annual Averages, news release USDL 03-90.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Highest unemployment rate in 2002: Alaska on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited August 28, 2014).

OF INTEREST

Spotlight on Statistics: Productivity

This edition of Spotlight on Statistics examines labor productivity trends from 2000 through 2010 for selected industries and sectors within the nonfarm business sector of the U.S. economy.  Read more »  

Recommend this page using: