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North Slope Borough Not Seasonally Adjusted Labor Force Data
1990 to 2021

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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 2,904 2,837 3,180 3,110 2,926
Employment 2,720 2,646 2,989 2,925 2,742
Unemployment 184 191 191 185 184
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.7% 6.0% 5.9% 6.3%
                         
2020
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,868 3,900 3,845 3,515 3,081 2,985 2,851 2,721 2,712 2,906 2,972 3,043 3,200
Employment 3,686 3,739 3,668 3,346 2,845 2,708 2,620 2,583 2,557 2,732 2,789 2,864 3,011
Unemployment 182 161 177 169 236 277 231 138 155 174 183 179 189
Unemployment Rate 4.7% 4.1% 4.6% 4.8% 7.7% 9.3% 8.1% 5.1% 5.7% 6.0% 6.2% 5.9% 5.9%
                         
2019
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,617 3,740 3,750 3,607 3,419 3,423 3,397 3,404 3,443 3,545 3,634 3,751 3,561
Employment 3,410 3,540 3,542 3,418 3,219 3,206 3,181 3,203 3,233 3,345 3,442 3,580 3,360
Unemployment 207 200 208 189 200 217 216 201 210 200 192 171 201
Unemployment Rate 5.7% 5.3% 5.5% 5.2% 5.8% 6.3% 6.4% 5.9% 6.1% 5.6% 5.3% 4.6% 5.6%
                         
2018
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,515 3,584 3,572 3,381 3,314 3,306 3,330 3,310 3,297 3,418 3,454 3,553 3,420
Employment 3,292 3,352 3,357 3,166 3,106 3,065 3,111 3,098 3,083 3,217 3,264 3,357 3,206
Unemployment 223 232 215 215 208 241 219 212 214 201 190 196 214
Unemployment Rate 6.3% 6.5% 6.0% 6.4% 6.3% 7.3% 6.6% 6.4% 6.5% 5.9% 5.5% 5.5% 6.3%
                         
2017
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,840 3,864 3,835 3,682 3,529 3,459 3,512 3,526 3,512 3,486 3,504 3,499 3,604
Employment 3,580 3,601 3,584 3,436 3,279 3,180 3,246 3,265 3,260 3,250 3,277 3,293 3,354
Unemployment 260 263 251 246 250 279 266 261 252 236 227 206 250
Unemployment Rate 6.8% 6.8% 6.5% 6.7% 7.1% 8.1% 7.6% 7.4% 7.2% 6.8% 6.5% 5.9% 6.9%
                         
2016
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,363 4,341 4,337 4,066 3,934 3,783 3,712 3,688 3,717 3,760 3,839 3,877 3,951
Employment 4,139 4,097 4,093 3,820 3,673 3,494 3,437 3,422 3,442 3,500 3,578 3,638 3,694
Unemployment 224 244 244 246 261 289 275 266 275 260 261 239 257
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,437 4,509 4,565 4,441 4,256 4,214 4,231 4,209 4,112 4,111 4,260 4,215 4,296
Employment 4,194 4,259 4,332 4,208 4,002 3,942 3,989 3,986 3,881 3,884 4,019 4,016 4,059
Unemployment 243 250 233 233 254 272 242 223 231 227 241 199 237
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,197 4,352 4,446 4,390 4,276 4,255 4,346 4,313 4,234 4,326 4,455 4,459 4,338
Employment 3,946 4,081 4,184 4,150 3,991 3,964 4,078 4,055 4,000 4,100 4,209 4,248 4,084
Unemployment 251 271 262 240 285 291 268 258 234 226 246 211 254
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,943 4,041 4,103 4,087 4,029 3,993 4,066 3,978 4,021 4,046 4,162 4,158 4,052
Employment 3,651 3,730 3,797 3,798 3,726 3,651 3,753 3,685 3,725 3,743 3,861 3,916 3,753
Unemployment 292 311 306 289 303 342 313 293 296 303 301 242 299
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,994 4,089 4,102 4,026 3,989 3,985 4,056 4,001 3,921 3,953 4,011 4,018 4,012
Employment 3,682 3,756 3,768 3,730 3,676 3,628 3,724 3,695 3,611 3,654 3,709 3,727 3,697
Unemployment 312 333 334 296 313 357 332 306 310 299 302 291 315
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,924 4,018 4,020 3,973 3,917 3,955 3,991 3,935 3,937 3,979 4,022 4,088 3,980
Employment 3,634 3,708 3,715 3,690 3,625 3,623 3,664 3,633 3,614 3,651 3,696 3,783 3,670
Unemployment 290 310 305 283 292 332 327 302 323 328 326 305 310
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,848 3,897 3,911 3,952 3,919 3,959 4,004 4,019 4,005 4,014 4,020 4,035 3,965
Employment 3,515 3,550 3,561 3,629 3,585 3,608 3,673 3,704 3,686 3,700 3,687 3,726 3,635
Unemployment 333 347 350 323 334 351 331 315 319 314 333 309 330
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 5,517 5,573 5,536 5,426 5,269 5,336 5,281 5,199 5,060 5,091 5,138 5,113 5,295
Employment 5,321 5,333 5,288 5,190 5,014 5,062 5,021 4,940 4,780 4,790 4,854 4,851 5,037
Unemployment 196 240 248 236 255 274 260 259 280 301 284 262 258
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,969 5,019 5,064 4,999 4,912 4,987 5,055 5,174 5,088 5,377 5,452 5,560 5,138
Employment 4,764 4,797 4,847 4,806 4,690 4,748 4,836 4,969 4,873 5,175 5,252 5,379 4,928
Unemployment 205 222 217 193 222 239 219 205 215 202 200 181 210
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 4,641 4,675 4,694 4,572 4,465 4,528 4,559 4,588 4,636 4,844 4,868 4,919 4,666
Employment 4,395 4,420 4,451 4,342 4,221 4,250 4,283 4,342 4,391 4,583 4,619 4,707 4,417
Unemployment 246 255 243 230 244 278 276 246 245 261 249 212 249
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,934 3,961 3,969 4,019 4,060 4,009 4,047 4,155 4,161 4,367 4,429 4,486 4,133
Employment 3,633 3,645 3,685 3,747 3,773 3,706 3,764 3,893 3,880 4,078 4,149 4,246 3,850
Unemployment 301 316 284 272 287 303 283 262 281 289 280 240 283
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,668 3,688 3,703 3,631 3,615 3,581 3,658 3,715 3,677 3,836 3,892 3,923 3,716
Employment 3,344 3,350 3,372 3,308 3,274 3,225 3,316 3,386 3,318 3,478 3,547 3,626 3,379
Unemployment 324 338 331 323 341 356 342 329 359 358 345 297 337
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,739 3,712 3,715 3,687 3,647 3,701 3,635 3,700 3,583 3,617 3,660 3,691 3,674
Employment 3,342 3,318 3,318 3,322 3,273 3,290 3,244 3,339 3,226 3,245 3,306 3,367 3,299
Unemployment 397 394 397 365 374 411 391 361 357 372 354 324 375
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,833 3,809 3,792 3,776 3,755 3,550 3,571 3,600 3,612 3,694 3,742 3,782 3,709
Employment 3,517 3,484 3,460 3,437 3,392 3,151 3,188 3,197 3,182 3,271 3,316 3,392 3,332
Unemployment 316 325 332 339 363 399 383 403 430 423 426 390 377
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,861 3,977 4,040 3,897 3,695 3,588 3,705 3,706 3,597 3,769 3,710 3,714 3,771
Employment 3,570 3,675 3,709 3,584 3,385 3,242 3,380 3,366 3,256 3,431 3,377 3,418 3,449
Unemployment 291 302 331 313 310 346 325 340 341 338 333 296 322
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,631 3,874 3,933 3,790 3,679 3,561 3,548 3,596 3,614 3,764 3,773 3,794 3,713
Employment 3,364 3,604 3,654 3,509 3,388 3,253 3,271 3,330 3,333 3,494 3,509 3,546 3,438
Unemployment 267 270 279 281 291 308 277 266 281 270 264 248 275
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,288 3,441 3,449 3,440 3,397 3,242 3,348 3,467 3,462 3,393 3,399 3,551 3,407
Employment 3,049 3,179 3,184 3,183 3,107 2,911 3,045 3,137 3,118 3,106 3,123 3,309 3,121
Unemployment 239 262 265 257 290 331 303 330 344 287 276 242 286
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,261 3,291 3,317 3,224 3,091 3,046 3,026 2,947 3,018 3,036 3,046 3,099 3,117
Employment 3,058 3,086 3,089 2,993 2,832 2,742 2,754 2,685 2,731 2,781 2,784 2,889 2,869
Unemployment 203 205 228 231 259 304 272 262 287 255 262 210 248
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,341 3,340 3,327 3,293 3,189 3,215 3,249 3,241 3,299 3,342 3,289 3,330 3,288
Employment 3,197 3,168 3,147 3,146 3,012 3,017 3,037 3,046 3,053 3,124 3,091 3,140 3,098
Unemployment 144 172 180 147 177 198 212 195 246 218 198 190 190
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,226 3,202 3,220 3,148 3,167 3,175 3,271 3,228 3,305 3,353 3,268 3,416 3,248
Employment 3,094 3,061 3,067 2,996 3,007 3,005 3,097 3,071 3,119 3,178 3,131 3,270 3,091
Unemployment 132 141 153 152 160 170 174 157 186 175 137 146 157
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,226 3,275 3,365 3,269 3,158 3,181 3,259 3,162 3,158 3,244 3,209 3,289 3,233
Employment 3,094 3,144 3,216 3,115 2,964 2,983 3,097 3,054 3,020 3,106 3,071 3,145 3,084
Unemployment 132 131 149 154 194 198 162 108 138 138 138 144 149
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,193 3,166 3,151 3,028 3,018 3,133 3,116 3,117 3,158 3,258 3,257 3,258 3,154
Employment 3,066 3,038 3,050 2,963 2,917 2,991 2,993 3,003 3,027 3,116 3,126 3,155 3,037
Unemployment 127 128 101 65 101 142 123 114 131 142 131 103 117
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 3,201 3,192 3,215 3,090 3,080 3,173 3,166 3,174 3,226 3,221 3,185 3,226 3,179
Employment 3,085 3,075 3,086 2,983 2,966 3,033 3,027 3,043 3,077 3,094 3,081 3,133 3,057
Unemployment 116 117 129 107 114 140 139 131 149 127 104 93 122
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,895 3,039 3,085 2,938 2,912 3,055 2,955 2,949 2,888 3,039 3,070 2,991 2,984
Employment 2,788 2,883 2,929 2,811 2,772 2,878 2,828 2,802 2,762 2,875 2,923 2,906 2,846
Unemployment 107 156 156 127 140 177 127 147 126 164 147 85 138
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,831 2,812 2,828 2,811 2,770 2,802 2,821 2,814 2,795 2,892 2,962 2,980 2,843
Employment 2,703 2,694 2,739 2,697 2,641 2,644 2,693 2,703 2,663 2,782 2,850 2,866 2,723
Unemployment 128 118 89 114 129 158 128 111 132 110 112 114 120
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,917 2,952 2,981 2,962 2,962 2,978 2,875 2,904 2,909 2,944 2,867 2,852 2,925
Employment 2,786 2,820 2,848 2,879 2,850 2,832 2,760 2,790 2,767 2,765 2,738 2,734 2,797
Unemployment 131 132 133 83 112 146 115 114 142 179 129 118 128
Unemployment Rate 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
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Labor Force 2,679 2,658 2,668 2,650 2,756 2,963 2,937 2,939 2,856 2,922 2,880 2,903 2,818
Employment 2,535 2,556 2,572 2,552 2,634 2,843 2,827 2,860 2,776 2,824 2,788 2,809 2,715
Unemployment 144 102 96 98 122 120 110 79 80 98 92 94 103
Unemployment Rate 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%

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.