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 http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/mar/wk1/art02.htm (visited April 27, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.