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Fairbanks, Alaska Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Fairbanks fell 0.2 percentage points in July 2015 to 5.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.3 percentage points lower than the Alaska rate. The unemployment rate in Fairbanks peaked in September 2009 at 7.5% and is now 2.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in January 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Fairbanks unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.3% 0.0 -0.9
Alaska 6.7% -0.1 -0.2
Fairbanks 5.4% -0.2 -0.5
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Fairbanks, Alaska, National

Fairbanks, Alaska monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Fairbanks, Alaska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Fairbanks peaked in October 2009 at 3,492. There are now 972 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Fairbanks employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Fairbanks, Alaska) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Fairbanks 2,520 -118 -265

Number of Unemployed Persons

Fairbanks, Alaska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alaska
Unemployment Rate
Fairbanks
Unemployment Rate
Fairbanks
Unemployed
July
2015
5.3% 6.7% 5.4% 2,520
June
2015
5.3% 6.8% 5.6% 2,638
May
2015
5.5% 6.7% 5.4% 2,559
April
2015
5.4% 6.7% 5.5% 2,563
March
2015
5.5% 6.5% 5.5% 2,574
February
2015
5.5% 6.3% 5.5% 2,581
January
2015
5.7% 6.3% 5.4% 2,526
December
2014
5.6% 6.4% 5.5% 2,599
November
2014
5.8% 6.5% 5.7% 2,659
October
2014
5.7% 6.7% 5.8% 2,715
September
2014
5.9% 6.8% 5.8% 2,743
August
2014
6.1% 6.9% 5.9% 2,763

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.