Labor Force Area Data

Unemployment Rates for
Fairbanks North Star Borough and Alaska 2013 - 2024

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2024


Not Seasonally Adjusted Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates for
Fairbanks North Star Borough
1990 to 2024

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
2024 4.7 4.9 4.0 3.9 3.8 4.5
2023 4.3 4.2 3.9 3.6 3.6 4.0 3.4 3.3 3.5 3.7 4.0 4.2 3.8
2022 5.4 5.0 4.5 4.1 3.8 4.0 3.3 2.8 2.8 3.2 3.7 3.5 3.8
2021 6.0 5.3 6.1 5.9 5.4 5.5 4.7 4.1 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.7 5.1
2020 5.2 4.7 5.9 9.5 9.7 9.3 8.7 5.7 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.5 6.7
2019 6.3 5.8 5.7 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.6 4.6 4.9
2018 6.5 6.3 5.9 5.7 5.1 5.5 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.6 4.9 5.5 5.3
2017 6.7 6.5 6.0 5.7 5.5 5.8 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.1 5.6 5.9 5.7
2016 6.1 6.2 6.1 5.8 5.3 5.7 5.2 4.8 5.5 5.3 5.7 5.9 5.6
2015 6.1 6.1 5.6 5.1 5.1 5.6 4.6 4.4 4.6 5.1 5.5 5.6 5.3
2014 6.5 6.6 6.2 5.5 5.6 6.0 5.5 5.2 5.0 5.1 5.6 5.4 5.7
2013 7.3 6.8 6.3 5.9 5.8 6.3 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.9
2012 7.4 7.3 7.1 6.4 6.0 6.3 5.9 5.3 5.1 5.2 5.8 6.3 6.2
2011 7.8 7.6 7.3 6.6 6.3 6.6 6.0 5.9 5.8 6.0 6.5 6.8 6.6
2010 8.4 8.3 8.1 7.1 6.6 6.5 6.0 5.8 5.9 6.2 6.9 7.0 6.9
2009 7.8 7.9 7.8 7.1 7.4 7.8 6.8 6.3 6.7 7.1 7.4 7.5 7.3
2008 6.4 6.4 6.1 5.6 5.7 6.2 5.5 5.1 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.5 5.9
2007 6.4 6.3 6.0 5.7 5.3 5.9 5.1 4.7 4.9 4.7 5.3 5.8 5.5
2006 6.7 6.9 6.5 6.1 5.5 5.7 5.3 4.9 5.0 4.8 5.4 5.5 5.7
2005 7.0 7.3 6.7 6.1 5.6 5.8 5.1 4.5 5.2 5.3 6.1 6.0 5.9
2004 7.9 7.9 7.7 6.9 6.3 6.9 5.6 5.1 5.4 5.5 6.1 6.2 6.4
2003 7.9 8.1 7.8 7.4 6.5 7.5 6.3 5.9 6.0 6.0 6.8 6.8 6.9
2002 7.5 7.1 7.3 7.0 6.1 6.7 5.7 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.8 7.0 6.5
2001 7.0 6.8 6.9 6.3 5.7 5.9 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.3 6.1 6.3 5.9
2000 7.1 7.2 7.3 6.6 6.3 6.4 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.3 5.7 5.8 6.1
1999 7.5 7.9 7.1 6.3 5.9 5.9 5.1 4.8 4.7 5.3 5.6 5.8 6.0
1998 6.9 7.2 7.2 6.0 5.8 6.1 5.2 5.0 5.5 5.9 6.5 6.6 6.1
1997 8.5 8.7 8.5 7.9 6.7 6.6 5.6 5.2 5.4 5.5 5.9 5.8 6.7
1996 9.1 9.0 9.3 8.1 7.0 6.5 6.4 5.8 6.0 6.2 7.2 7.1 7.3
1995 8.7 8.9 9.0 8.5 7.3 7.4 6.8 6.1 6.3 6.7 7.5 7.6 7.5
1994 10.1 10.2 9.8 9.1 8.2 8.0 7.5 6.8 6.6 6.9 7.1 7.2 8.1
1993 9.4 10.0 9.7 8.8 8.0 8.5 7.5 7.1 7.2 8.5 8.3 8.6 8.4
1992 11.3 11.7 11.0 10.1 9.7 10.1 8.5 7.8 7.6 8.3 8.7 8.6 9.4
1991 10.1 11.3 11.2 10.2 10.1 10.2 9.1 8.4 8.4 8.5 9.5 9.7 9.7
1990 9.9 9.7 9.1 9.2 9.0 8.3 7.5 7.6 7.7 8.2 9.2 9.2 8.7