- 6.4 percent on December, 2013.
- 6.4 percent on November, 2013.
- 6.6 percent on December, 2012.
- 6.7 percent on December, 2013.
- 7.0 percent on November, 2013.
- 7.9 percent on December, 2012.
The top results per area are:
- The North Slope Borough had the lowest rate in December at 3.9 percent.
- Hoonah-Angoon Census Area had the highest rate in December at 21.3 percent.
- Wade Hampton Census Area and Skagway also had rates above 20 percent; Wade Hampton Census Area has 20.8 and Skagway 20.4 percent.
- The largest rate increases were in the Aleutians East Borough and Aleutians West Census Area, where rates increased 4.7 and 3.7 percentage points respectively.
* Data results by the Alaska Department of Labor (DLO) and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
For specific data per area you can go here.
Preliminary data provided by the State of Alaska Department of Labor shows:
- Alaska’s job growth slowed to 0.5 percent in 2013.
- Alaska is expected to add jobs at a rate of 0.4 percent this year 2014.
*If this takes place, 2014 would be the fifth straight year of employment increases since the 2009 downturn, even though the growth will be at a lower rate than the state’s 10-year average.
To contact DLO Research and Analysis directly for questions:
Fax: 907.465.2101 or 907.465.4506
1111 W. 8th Street, Room 301
Juneau, AK 99801
P.O. Box 115501
Juneau, AK 99811-5501
3301 Eagle Street, Ste 202
Anchorage, AK 99803
To help individuals find jobs, the state of Alaska offers the Alaska Job Center Network. You can contact the network toll-free at 1-877-724-2539 or visit:http://jobs.state.ak.us/offices/.