Last year’s unemployment rate revised upwards

The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revises its data annually, now says Washington’s jobless rate hit 10 percent in December 2009 and stayed there for the first two months of 2010, topping the U.S. unemployment rate.

Previously, the state jobless rate reported was between 9.2 and 9.5 percent, below the national rate.

via Business & Technology | State’s jobless picture in 2010 was worse than thought | Seattle Times Newspaper.

The BLS made an unusually large revision to last year’s unemployment estimates for the State of Washington, now indicating that the unemployment one year ago was worse than then thought. I was unable to readily locate information specific to Spokane regarding the revisions.

Following chart created by InlandNW blog. Data is from the U.S. BLS except for Jan 2011 from WorkForceExplorer.com which I understand comes directly from the BLS. February 2011 data will be made available next week. In 2005-2006, 2008-2010, the February unemployment estimate has been greater than January. In 2007, the February estimate was less than January’s estimate. Hopefully 2011 will be a year where February is less.

All of the original raw data appears after the break … if you want to see it.

Year Period labor force employment unemployment unemployment rate
2000 Jan 213222 200267 12955 6.1
2000 Feb 214778 200962 13816 6.4
2000 Mar 213502 201404 12098 5.7
2000 Apr 211042 200853 10189 4.8
2000 May 210424 200711 9713 4.6
2000 Jun 209121 198606 10515 5
2000 Jul 207509 197295 10214 4.9
2000 Aug 207964 197396 10568 5.1
2000 Sep 207787 198924 8863 4.3
2000 Oct 210062 200749 9313 4.4
2000 Nov 213520 202363 11157 5.2
2000 Dec 215477 203817 11660 5.4
2000 Annual 211201 200279 10922 5.2
2001 Jan 215041 200621 14420 6.7
2001 Feb 214965 199495 15470 7.2
2001 Mar 212918 198128 14790 6.9
2001 Apr 211415 198280 13135 6.2
2001 May 209104 197499 11605 5.5
2001 Jun 208418 195206 13212 6.3
2001 Jul 205240 192868 12372 6
2001 Aug 206221 192752 13469 6.5
2001 Sep 206414 194600 11814 5.7
2001 Oct 210954 197472 13482 6.4
2001 Nov 214803 199349 15454 7.2
2001 Dec 215944 198929 17015 7.9
2001 Annual 210953 197100 13853 6.6
2002 Jan 211533 191221 20312 9.6
2002 Feb 213807 193918 19889 9.3
2002 Mar 213180 194184 18996 8.9
2002 Apr 211994 194879 17115 8.1
2002 May 211551 196606 14945 7.1
2002 Jun 211647 195803 15844 7.5
2002 Jul 209070 193654 15416 7.4
2002 Aug 210597 195075 15522 7.4
2002 Sep 212508 199002 13506 6.4
2002 Oct 213795 200434 13361 6.2
2002 Nov 216848 201868 14980 6.9
2002 Dec 218918 202887 16031 7.3
2002 Annual 212954 196628 16326 7.7
2003 Jan 217190 198640 18550 8.5
2003 Feb 217066 198538 18528 8.5
2003 Mar 214747 197724 17023 7.9
2003 Apr 214171 198095 16076 7.5
2003 May 213270 198149 15121 7.1
2003 Jun 213399 196474 16925 7.9
2003 Jul 211495 195190 16305 7.7
2003 Aug 212411 195953 16458 7.7
2003 Sep 212611 198015 14596 6.9
2003 Oct 217269 203143 14126 6.5
2003 Nov 221302 205640 15662 7.1
2003 Dec 221856 205783 16073 7.2
2003 Annual 215566 199279 16287 7.6
2004 Jan 220075 201367 18708 8.5
2004 Feb 220359 202182 18177 8.2
2004 Mar 219918 203153 16765 7.6
2004 Apr 218058 203729 14329 6.6
2004 May 217112 204029 13083 6
2004 Jun 215314 201182 14132 6.6
2004 Jul 215394 201843 13551 6.3
2004 Aug 214666 201427 13239 6.2
2004 Sep 214561 203049 11512 5.4
2004 Oct 219912 208376 11536 5.2
2004 Nov 224031 211193 12838 5.7
2004 Dec 225370 211449 13921 6.2
2004 Annual 218731 204415 14316 6.5
2005 Jan 223439 207570 15869 7.1
2005 Feb 224050 208241 15809 7.1
2005 Mar 222900 209258 13642 6.1
2005 Apr 222271 209564 12707 5.7
2005 May 221580 209886 11694 5.3
2005 Jun 218860 206847 12013 5.5
2005 Jul 219221 207416 11805 5.4
2005 Aug 219980 208077 11903 5.4
2005 Sep 221610 210523 11087 5
2005 Oct 225072 214398 10674 4.7
2005 Nov 228431 216698 11733 5.1
2005 Dec 228699 216478 12221 5.3
2005 Annual 223009 210413 12596 5.6
2006 Jan 225426 212328 13098 5.8
2006 Feb 227072 213511 13561 6
2006 Mar 225939 213961 11978 5.3
2006 Apr 224917 213816 11101 4.9
2006 May 223851 213323 10528 4.7
2006 Jun 223097 212094 11003 4.9
2006 Jul 219530 208507 11023 5
2006 Aug 221999 211188 10811 4.9
2006 Sep 224277 214522 9755 4.3
2006 Oct 227785 218717 9068 4
2006 Nov 232840 222178 10662 4.6
2006 Dec 234191 222915 11276 4.8
2006 Annual 225910 214755 11155 4.9
2007 Jan 231631 218227 13404 5.8
2007 Feb 233040 219981 13059 5.6
2007 Mar 232510 221281 11229 4.8
2007 Apr 230901 220998 9903 4.3
2007 May 230661 221386 9275 4
2007 Jun 229352 219328 10024 4.4
2007 Jul 226283 215699 10584 4.7
2007 Aug 226182 216005 10177 4.5
2007 Sep 231738 222075 9663 4.2
2007 Oct 234798 225268 9530 4.1
2007 Nov 238864 228138 10726 4.5
2007 Dec 239200 227386 11814 4.9
2007 Annual 232096 221314 10782 4.6
2008 Jan 238963 225031 13932 5.8
2008 Feb 238733 224552 14181 5.9
2008 Mar 239435 226039 13396 5.6
2008 Apr 237872 226694 11178 4.7
2008 May 237765 226289 11476 4.8
2008 Jun 237197 224966 12231 5.2
2008 Jul 234500 222039 12461 5.3
2008 Aug 236715 223966 12749 5.4
2008 Sep 237756 226129 11627 4.9
2008 Oct 240679 228493 12186 5.1
2008 Nov 245068 230675 14393 5.9
2008 Dec 245527 228899 16628 6.8
2008 Annual 239185 226148 13037 5.5
2009 Jan 245263 223663 21600 8.8
2009 Feb 245302 222523 22779 9.3
2009 Mar 243420 219733 23687 9.7
2009 Apr 241080 220137 20943 8.7
2009 May 241346 220847 20499 8.5
2009 Jun 239176 217994 21182 8.9
2009 Jul 233167 213000 20167 8.6
2009 Aug 235982 215242 20740 8.8
2009 Sep 234563 214948 19615 8.4
2009 Oct 238097 218849 19248 8.1
2009 Nov 240728 220475 20253 8.4
2009 Dec 241383 218980 22403 9.3
2009 Annual 239959 218866 21093 8.8
2010 Jan 240199 214787 25412 10.6
2010 Feb 238911 212073 26838 11.2
2010 Mar 239717 214323 25394 10.6
2010 Apr 240114 218602 21512 9
2010 May 237841 216187 21654 9.1
2010 Jun 236649 216288 20361 8.6
2010 Jul 232739 212367 20372 8.8
2010 Aug 236525 215714 20811 8.8
2010 Sep 236774 216982 19792 8.4
2010 Oct 240265 220912 19353 8.1
2010 Nov 245279 224299 20980 8.6
2010 Dec 242864 220831 22033 9.1
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