Labor Force Area Data

Unemployment Rates for
Northwest Arctic 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
Northwest Arctic 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 10.2 11.6 10.3 9.7
2023 10.3 11.3 10.9 9.4 9.4 10.0 8.9 8.5 8.7 9.1 9.5 9.6 9.6
2022 10.0 10.2 10.1 10.1 9.3 10.2 9.9 8.0 8.6 8.4 10.4 9.4 9.6
2021 11.3 12.2 13.3 13.5 12.7 13.7 12.7 9.8 9.5 9.6 9.5 9.0 11.4
2020 11.9 13.3 14.4 12.4 15.0 16.6 17.0 11.1 11.2 9.8 10.9 10.0 12.8
2019 13.1 13.5 13.1 13.1 13.3 16.0 14.5 12.8 12.0 11.4 12.7 11.6 13.1
2018 14.4 14.6 13.5 13.4 13.0 15.9 13.7 12.4 11.2 10.5 10.8 10.4 12.8
2017 16.1 16.6 15.7 16.2 16.6 17.3 16.5 15.9 13.7 12.9 13.2 12.4 15.2
2016 14.9 16.0 15.9 16.3 16.1 16.8 15.7 14.9 14.4 15.2 14.0 14.5 15.4
2015 15.7 17.1 16.6 16.7 16.9 16.6 16.2 13.9 14.6 13.9 14.0 14.2 15.5
2014 19.0 20.2 19.5 17.7 17.5 17.8 16.9 15.3 15.6 14.0 13.9 13.7 16.8
2013 17.3 18.1 16.8 16.0 16.2 16.7 15.1 15.0 16.5 16.1 16.7 17.0 16.5
2012 16.6 17.0 17.9 16.8 16.7 16.9 15.6 15.0 15.0 14.0 14.3 15.3 15.9
2011 15.7 16.8 16.6 15.8 15.3 16.4 15.1 15.1 15.9 15.4 15.6 15.6 15.8
2010 13.7 15.4 15.4 14.5 14.7 15.0 13.3 13.0 13.3 12.5 12.7 12.9 13.9
2009 11.3 12.4 12.9 12.8 13.6 13.9 12.6 11.6 12.2 11.1 11.2 11.3 12.2
2008 11.0 12.1 12.7 12.3 12.8 12.2 11.4 10.2 10.6 9.8 9.3 9.5 11.2
2007 11.4 11.5 11.0 11.3 12.4 11.7 11.1 9.7 9.8 9.7 9.5 10.0 10.7
2006 11.2 12.0 11.7 11.9 12.1 12.7 11.8 10.5 11.2 10.3 10.8 10.1 11.4
2005 11.3 12.1 12.2 12.0 12.6 13.5 11.6 11.0 12.5 11.9 11.4 11.0 11.9
2004 12.9 13.6 14.5 14.0 14.0 15.9 14.0 12.7 13.4 12.3 12.1 10.9 13.3
2003 12.4 13.3 13.3 14.0 14.0 15.0 14.0 12.8 12.9 11.6 11.8 11.3 13.0
2002 10.8 10.8 11.9 12.1 11.8 12.2 11.2 10.6 11.3 10.9 10.7 11.2 11.3
2001 10.6 10.7 10.3 10.4 10.4 11.0 9.9 9.0 8.5 8.3 9.1 9.4 9.8
2000 8.6 9.3 9.3 9.3 9.7 9.9 9.6 9.3 8.9 8.0 8.3 8.3 9.0
1999 12.3 13.2 12.0 12.9 15.1 16.1 15.9 14.6 14.8 12.9 13.4 11.9 13.7
1998 9.3 10.6 11.1 10.8 13.6 14.6 12.4 12.2 12.5 11.2 12.0 10.5 11.7
1997 14.5 16.8 16.7 15.0 16.4 17.4 16.4 14.3 14.1 11.3 9.7 8.4 14.3
1996 15.8 22.0 17.7 18.1 21.6 20.4 20.0 15.2 17.1 14.5 13.6 14.0 17.6
1995 15.7 16.3 16.1 16.2 18.5 21.2 19.1 15.4 15.5 13.6 14.4 13.2 16.3
1994 14.5 16.5 17.1 17.3 17.2 18.3 15.8 14.7 14.6 13.9 13.8 11.8 15.5
1993 15.7 17.0 16.9 17.0 18.6 20.9 17.7 18.2 17.7 16.5 14.2 13.9 17.0
1992 18.1 19.3 17.9 19.1 22.2 23.7 21.6 21.7 22.1 20.3 19.3 17.4 20.2
1991 10.8 14.1 14.3 14.5 16.8 17.9 18.0 15.8 17.7 16.6 15.8 15.8 15.7
1990 14.6 13.5 15.3 17.8 20.5 19.1 16.6 15.3 14.0 12.2 10.1 9.5 14.9