Alaska March Economic Trends

March2018TrendsThe March issue features an in-depth look at the history of migration to, from, and within Alaska and how migration patterns have shaped our modern state. This issue also includes an overview of Alaska’s 2017 population estimates, released early this year.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska February Economic Trends

TrendsFeb2018February Trends profiles the large workforce in the oil fields on the North Slope and their historical ups and downs. Also this month Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development explains how federal estimates, posted on their website, incorrectly showed Alaska was beginning to add jobs again and explain why this data set has become less reliable for Alaska’s uses than it was in the past. More reliable data show that Alaska’s job loss continued at least through September of 2017, and likely through the end of the year.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska December Economic Trends

TrendsDec2017In December Trends, the Department of Labor and Workforce Development looks at 10 possible reasons unemployment insurance claims are at historic lows, which may seem counter-intuitive while the state is in a recession, and at how the unemployment insurance program performed in 2016. Also in this issue is a brief analysis of average wage growth across the state over the last decade, and an overview of Alaska’s population today and its historical growth patterns.

Read the December Alaska Economic Trends.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development