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Fairbanks North Star Borough Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

Return to not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate by year for Fairbanks North Star Borough

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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.

                         
2021
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,019 43,374 43,987 45,112 45,587 45,055
Employment 41,553 41,249 41,434 42,675 43,343 42,721
Unemployment 2,466 2,125 2,553 2,437 2,244 2,334
Unemployment Rate 5.6% 4.9% 5.8% 5.4% 4.9% 5.2%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,199 45,017 45,115 43,589 44,654 44,442 44,315 43,781 43,479 45,640 45,607 45,314 44,679
Employment 43,054 43,055 42,748 39,225 40,322 40,310 40,540 41,671 41,244 43,495 43,376 43,016 41,838
Unemployment 2,145 1,962 2,367 4,364 4,332 4,132 3,775 2,110 2,235 2,145 2,231 2,298 2,841
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.4% 5.2% 10.0% 9.7% 9.3% 8.5% 4.8% 5.1% 4.7% 4.9% 5.1% 6.4%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,383 45,169 45,241 44,861 45,571 45,105 45,598 45,596 45,799 45,988 46,028 45,777 45,510
Employment 42,677 42,658 42,772 42,719 43,461 42,948 43,590 43,750 43,977 44,136 44,001 43,789 43,373
Unemployment 2,706 2,511 2,469 2,142 2,110 2,157 2,008 1,846 1,822 1,852 2,027 1,988 2,137
Unemployment Rate 6.0% 5.6% 5.5% 4.8% 4.6% 4.8% 4.4% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.4% 4.3% 4.7%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,557 45,740 45,805 45,449 46,447 45,452 45,807 46,054 46,025 46,542 46,560 46,111 45,962
Employment 42,657 42,906 43,170 42,883 44,089 42,968 43,651 44,107 44,003 44,427 44,320 43,651 43,569
Unemployment 2,900 2,834 2,635 2,566 2,358 2,484 2,156 1,947 2,022 2,115 2,240 2,460 2,393
Unemployment Rate 6.4% 6.2% 5.8% 5.6% 5.1% 5.5% 4.7% 4.2% 4.4% 4.5% 4.8% 5.3% 5.2%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,010 46,030 46,288 46,366 47,116 46,234 46,764 46,800 46,771 46,611 46,690 46,371 46,505
Employment 42,928 43,056 43,507 43,728 44,500 43,564 44,288 44,412 44,371 44,234 44,056 43,623 43,856
Unemployment 3,082 2,974 2,781 2,638 2,616 2,670 2,476 2,388 2,400 2,377 2,634 2,748 2,649
Unemployment Rate 6.7% 6.5% 6.0% 5.7% 5.6% 5.8% 5.3% 5.1% 5.1% 5.1% 5.6% 5.9% 5.7%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,264 45,281 45,689 45,855 47,340 46,189 46,740 47,190 47,066 46,802 47,084 46,819 46,443
Employment 42,481 42,463 42,897 43,178 44,810 43,563 44,317 44,918 44,486 44,308 44,412 44,060 43,824
Unemployment 2,783 2,818 2,792 2,677 2,530 2,626 2,423 2,272 2,580 2,494 2,672 2,759 2,619
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,713 45,482 45,795 46,110 47,595 46,105 46,336 46,811 46,203 46,460 46,585 46,505 46,308
Employment 42,916 42,720 43,226 43,743 45,179 43,544 44,190 44,764 44,089 44,070 44,000 43,906 43,862
Unemployment 2,797 2,762 2,569 2,367 2,416 2,561 2,146 2,047 2,114 2,390 2,585 2,599 2,446
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 45,899 46,126 46,596 45,978 47,774 46,383 46,660 46,802 46,971 47,038 46,935 46,773 46,662
Employment 42,923 43,078 43,692 43,435 45,114 43,617 44,101 44,389 44,641 44,633 44,308 44,256 44,016
Unemployment 2,976 3,048 2,904 2,543 2,660 2,766 2,559 2,413 2,330 2,405 2,627 2,517 2,646
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,160 46,763 46,663 46,556 47,696 46,798 47,083 47,483 47,641 47,266 47,375 47,204 47,057
Employment 42,781 43,590 43,745 43,788 44,929 43,852 44,529 45,060 45,244 44,700 44,681 44,604 44,292
Unemployment 3,379 3,173 2,918 2,768 2,767 2,946 2,554 2,423 2,397 2,566 2,694 2,600 2,765
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,816 47,572 47,814 47,871 49,129 48,336 48,151 47,634 48,395 48,630 47,745 48,013 48,009
Employment 43,335 44,077 44,417 44,822 46,183 45,282 45,325 45,115 45,942 46,100 44,967 44,996 45,047
Unemployment 3,481 3,495 3,397 3,049 2,946 3,054 2,826 2,519 2,453 2,530 2,778 3,017 2,962
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,771 47,312 47,266 47,520 49,173 48,679 48,586 48,015 48,933 48,463 48,786 48,491 48,167
Employment 43,111 43,733 43,807 44,364 46,074 45,445 45,670 45,202 46,112 45,550 45,627 45,205 44,992
Unemployment 3,660 3,579 3,459 3,156 3,099 3,234 2,916 2,813 2,821 2,913 3,159 3,286 3,175
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 46,651 47,260 47,400 48,022 49,019 49,150 49,036 48,712 48,549 48,274 48,316 48,418 48,234
Employment 42,724 43,352 43,567 44,622 45,784 45,937 46,094 45,894 45,705 45,296 44,979 45,046 44,917
Unemployment 3,927 3,908 3,833 3,400 3,235 3,213 2,942 2,818 2,844 2,978 3,337 3,372 3,317
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,975 45,641 45,433 45,619 45,574 45,951 46,310 46,935 46,155 46,264 46,581 46,206 45,971
Employment 41,447 42,025 41,871 42,402 42,214 42,386 43,159 43,997 43,060 42,972 43,120 42,757 42,618
Unemployment 3,528 3,616 3,562 3,217 3,360 3,565 3,151 2,938 3,095 3,292 3,461 3,449 3,353
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,560 44,815 45,392 45,671 47,086 45,961 46,538 46,700 45,659 46,015 46,219 46,190 45,900
Employment 41,716 41,958 42,608 43,127 44,416 43,131 43,958 44,297 43,268 43,400 43,433 43,199 43,209
Unemployment 2,844 2,857 2,784 2,544 2,670 2,830 2,580 2,403 2,391 2,615 2,786 2,991 2,691
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 44,752 44,983 45,547 45,270 45,960 44,616 45,401 45,322 45,473 45,222 45,655 45,619 45,319
Employment 41,884 42,127 42,827 42,712 43,541 41,994 43,080 43,200 43,223 43,088 43,214 42,995 42,824
Unemployment 2,868 2,856 2,720 2,558 2,419 2,622 2,321 2,122 2,250 2,134 2,441 2,624 2,495
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,795 44,482 44,691 44,693 46,079 44,507 45,321 45,752 44,802 45,315 45,940 45,715 45,091
Employment 40,845 41,419 41,776 41,957 43,527 41,965 42,910 43,528 42,545 43,127 43,464 43,192 42,521
Unemployment 2,950 3,063 2,915 2,736 2,552 2,542 2,411 2,224 2,257 2,188 2,476 2,523 2,570
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 43,506 44,380 44,265 44,862 46,102 45,230 45,948 46,594 45,281 45,321 45,505 45,283 45,190
Employment 40,459 41,161 41,318 42,103 43,543 42,604 43,599 44,479 42,942 42,908 42,742 42,553 42,534
Unemployment 3,047 3,219 2,947 2,759 2,559 2,626 2,349 2,115 2,339 2,413 2,763 2,730 2,656
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,641 42,777 43,241 43,514 44,826 43,829 44,931 45,334 44,520 44,312 44,959 44,880 44,147
Employment 39,265 39,391 39,914 40,521 41,996 40,811 42,405 43,021 42,130 41,890 42,224 42,090 41,305
Unemployment 3,376 3,386 3,327 2,993 2,830 3,018 2,526 2,313 2,390 2,422 2,735 2,790 2,842
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 41,410 41,988 41,836 42,203 43,735 42,622 43,222 42,611 42,946 43,052 43,557 43,369 42,713
Employment 38,133 38,580 38,585 39,071 40,876 39,446 40,509 40,104 40,382 40,461 40,601 40,429 39,765
Unemployment 3,277 3,408 3,251 3,132 2,859 3,176 2,713 2,507 2,564 2,591 2,956 2,940 2,948
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,810 41,615 41,696 41,630 42,760 41,908 42,408 41,920 42,234 42,016 41,847 42,141 41,915
Employment 37,752 38,645 38,654 38,736 40,157 39,093 39,988 39,607 39,887 39,582 39,013 39,190 39,192
Unemployment 3,058 2,970 3,042 2,894 2,603 2,815 2,420 2,313 2,347 2,434 2,834 2,951 2,723
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,516 40,661 40,785 40,787 41,706 41,527 42,752 41,755 41,492 41,803 41,922 41,808 41,459
Employment 37,695 37,887 37,973 38,212 39,329 39,062 40,625 39,690 39,401 39,572 39,359 39,188 38,999
Unemployment 2,821 2,774 2,812 2,575 2,377 2,465 2,127 2,065 2,091 2,231 2,563 2,620 2,460
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,032 40,409 40,259 40,497 41,517 41,482 42,323 41,354 40,859 41,110 41,561 41,167 41,048
Employment 37,177 37,506 37,319 37,816 38,881 38,835 40,067 39,239 38,789 38,912 39,210 38,762 38,543
Unemployment 2,855 2,903 2,940 2,681 2,636 2,647 2,256 2,115 2,070 2,198 2,351 2,405 2,505
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 42,482 42,477 42,431 43,262 45,074 45,800 45,173 44,018 43,866 42,921 42,847 42,921 43,606
Employment 39,305 39,105 39,402 40,520 42,400 43,108 42,860 41,925 41,807 40,642 40,428 40,433 40,995
Unemployment 3,177 3,372 3,029 2,742 2,674 2,692 2,313 2,093 2,059 2,279 2,419 2,488 2,611
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 41,877 41,906 42,123 42,128 44,023 45,181 45,299 44,423 43,979 43,617 43,178 42,831 43,381
Employment 39,005 38,900 39,085 39,601 41,472 42,415 42,954 42,214 41,569 41,044 40,392 40,019 40,723
Unemployment 2,872 3,006 3,038 2,527 2,551 2,766 2,345 2,209 2,410 2,573 2,786 2,812 2,658
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 41,511 41,762 41,924 42,328 43,730 44,804 44,928 44,169 44,033 43,935 43,404 42,956 43,290
Employment 37,996 38,132 38,373 38,982 40,819 41,830 42,420 41,871 41,669 41,531 40,851 40,461 40,411
Unemployment 3,515 3,630 3,551 3,346 2,911 2,974 2,508 2,298 2,364 2,404 2,553 2,495 2,879
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 40,377 40,477 40,966 41,472 43,090 44,518 44,839 43,833 43,301 43,511 42,999 42,107 42,624
Employment 36,698 36,840 37,166 38,116 40,064 41,620 41,979 41,287 40,689 40,798 39,917 39,128 39,525
Unemployment 3,679 3,637 3,800 3,356 3,026 2,898 2,860 2,546 2,612 2,713 3,082 2,979 3,099
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 39,786 39,358 39,469 40,310 41,632 43,041 42,903 42,482 42,131 41,233 41,367 40,495 41,184
Employment 36,329 35,874 35,936 36,900 38,600 39,849 39,981 39,875 39,480 38,457 38,284 37,417 38,082
Unemployment 3,457 3,484 3,533 3,410 3,032 3,192 2,922 2,607 2,651 2,776 3,083 3,078 3,102
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 39,462 39,264 38,994 39,594 41,073 42,252 42,803 42,072 41,783 40,768 40,404 40,015 40,707
Employment 35,476 35,250 35,167 35,993 37,716 38,851 39,604 39,226 39,029 37,936 37,517 37,131 37,408
Unemployment 3,986 4,014 3,827 3,601 3,357 3,401 3,199 2,846 2,754 2,832 2,887 2,884 3,299
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 37,789 37,540 38,075 37,906 40,275 41,225 40,793 40,931 40,625 40,006 40,222 39,249 39,553
Employment 34,226 33,801 34,398 34,584 37,042 37,708 37,738 38,021 37,698 36,621 36,876 35,868 36,215
Unemployment 3,563 3,739 3,677 3,322 3,233 3,517 3,055 2,910 2,927 3,385 3,346 3,381 3,338
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 37,239 37,244 37,748 37,533 39,551 40,731 40,653 39,940 39,693 38,146 38,699 38,322 38,792
Employment 33,039 32,871 33,598 33,725 35,696 36,634 37,214 36,824 36,657 34,963 35,315 35,030 35,131
Unemployment 4,200 4,373 4,150 3,808 3,855 4,097 3,439 3,116 3,036 3,183 3,384 3,292 3,661
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 35,108 35,443 35,610 35,779 36,662 37,508 37,753 37,466 37,530 37,500 37,474 37,232 36,755
Employment 31,549 31,437 31,615 32,142 32,972 33,682 34,313 34,336 34,374 34,318 33,928 33,606 33,189
Unemployment 3,559 4,006 3,995 3,637 3,690 3,826 3,440 3,130 3,156 3,182 3,546 3,626 3,566
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 34,878 34,675 34,897 34,679 36,386 36,949 37,756 37,275 36,254 35,800 35,366 35,358 35,856
Employment 31,413 31,314 31,738 31,488 33,124 33,878 34,918 34,427 33,453 32,871 32,119 32,090 32,736
Unemployment 3,465 3,361 3,159 3,191 3,262 3,071 2,838 2,848 2,801 2,929 3,247 3,268 3,120
Unemployment Rate 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%

A change in the way the labor force statistics are calculated for boroughs and census areas makes data prior to 2000 not comparable with later data.

Definitions:

  • Labor Force: Includes all of the civilian noninstitutional population classified as employed or unemployed. (See the definitions below.)
  • Employed: During the reference week (the week including the 12th day of the month), includes those who (a) worked as paid employees, worked in their own business or profession or on their own farm, or worked 15 hours or more as unpaid workers in an enterprise operated by a member of their family; or (b) were not working but who had jobs from which they were temporarily absent because of vacation, illness, bad weather, child care problems, family leave, labor-management dispute job training, or other family or personal reasons, whether or not they were paid for the time off or were seeking other jobs. Each employed person was counted only once, even if that person held more than one job.
  • Unemployed: Includes all who were not employed during the reference week but were available for work except for temporary illness, and had tried to find employment some time during the four-week period ending with the reference week. Those who were not looking for work but were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off also qualified as unemployed.
  • Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed as a percent of the labor force.