Labor Force Area Data

Unemployment Rates for
North Slope Borough and Alaska 2013 - 2023

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2023


Not Seasonally Adjusted Monthly and Annual Unemployment Rates for
North Slope Borough
1990 to 2023

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
2023 4.7 4.9 4.1 4.6 4.9 5.6 5.1 4.8 5.3 5.1
2022 6.4 6.3 5.4 5.1 5.2 5.7 4.7 4.2 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.1 5.0
2021 6.7 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.6 7.4 6.5 5.9 6.8 6.7 6.0 5.0 6.5
2020 5.0 4.3 5.0 4.5 7.5 9.3 8.2 5.0 5.9 6.9 7.3 6.5 6.2
2019 6.0 5.5 5.8 5.4 6.0 6.5 6.6 6.1 6.3 5.9 5.5 4.8 5.9
2018 6.5 6.6 6.1 6.5 6.3 7.3 6.7 6.4 6.5 6.0 5.6 5.7 6.3
2017 6.8 6.8 6.6 6.7 7.1 8.0 7.6 7.4 7.2 6.8 6.5 5.9 6.9
2016 5.1 5.6 5.6 6.1 6.6 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.4 6.9 6.8 6.2 6.5
2015 5.5 5.5 5.1 5.2 6.0 6.5 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.5 5.7 4.7 5.5
2014 6.0 6.2 5.9 5.5 6.7 6.8 6.2 6.0 5.5 5.2 5.5 4.7 5.9
2013 7.4 7.7 7.5 7.1 7.5 8.6 7.7 7.4 7.4 7.5 7.2 5.8 7.4
2012 7.8 8.1 8.1 7.4 7.8 9.0 8.2 7.6 7.9 7.6 7.5 7.2 7.9
2011 7.4 7.7 7.6 7.1 7.5 8.4 8.2 7.7 8.2 8.2 8.1 7.5 7.8
2010 8.7 8.9 8.9 8.2 8.5 8.9 8.3 7.8 8.0 7.8 8.3 7.7 8.3
2009 3.6 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.8 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.5 5.9 5.5 5.1 4.9
2008 4.1 4.4 4.3 3.9 4.5 4.8 4.3 4.0 4.2 3.8 3.7 3.3 4.1
2007 5.3 5.5 5.2 5.0 5.5 6.1 6.1 5.4 5.3 5.4 5.1 4.3 5.3
2006 7.7 8.0 7.2 6.8 7.1 7.6 7.0 6.3 6.8 6.6 6.3 5.3 6.8
2005 8.8 9.2 8.9 8.9 9.4 9.9 9.3 8.9 9.8 9.3 8.9 7.6 9.1
2004 10.6 10.6 10.7 9.9 10.3 11.1 10.8 9.8 10.0 10.3 9.7 8.8 10.2
2003 8.2 8.5 8.8 9.0 9.7 11.2 10.7 11.2 11.9 11.5 11.4 10.3 10.2
2002 7.5 7.6 8.2 8.0 8.4 9.6 8.8 9.2 9.5 9.0 9.0 8.0 8.5
2001 7.4 7.0 7.1 7.4 7.9 8.6 7.8 7.4 7.8 7.2 7.0 6.5 7.4
2000 7.3 7.6 7.7 7.5 8.5 10.2 9.1 9.5 9.9 8.5 8.1 6.8 8.4
1999 6.2 6.2 6.9 7.2 8.4 10.0 9.0 8.9 9.5 8.4 8.6 6.8 8.0
1998 4.3 5.1 5.4 4.5 5.6 6.2 6.5 6.0 7.5 6.5 6.0 5.7 5.8
1997 4.1 4.4 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.4 5.3 4.9 5.6 5.2 4.2 4.3 4.8
1996 4.1 4.0 4.4 4.7 6.1 6.2 5.0 3.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.6
1995 4.0 4.0 3.2 2.1 3.3 4.5 3.9 3.7 4.1 4.4 4.0 3.2 3.7
1994 3.6 3.7 4.0 3.5 3.7 4.4 4.4 4.1 4.6 3.9 3.3 2.9 3.8
1993 3.7 5.1 5.1 4.3 4.8 5.8 4.3 5.0 4.4 5.4 4.8 2.8 4.6
1992 4.5 4.2 3.1 4.1 4.7 5.6 4.5 3.9 4.7 3.8 3.8 3.8 4.2
1991 4.5 4.5 4.5 2.8 3.8 4.9 4.0 3.9 4.9 6.1 4.5 4.1 4.4
1990 5.4 3.8 3.6 3.7 4.4 4.0 3.7 2.7 2.8 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.7