Alaska May Economic Trends

In May Trends: May’s issue features more on COVID-19 and Alaska’s economy, including a look at seasonal jobs and the initial jump in unemployment claims. This issue also summarizes our recent population projections for 2019-2045.

Source: Department of Labor and Workforce Development – Research and Analysis

Alaska January Economic Trends

In January Trends: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development’s first issue of 2020 is their annual jobs forecast, detailing this year’s economic outlook for Alaska overall and for Anchorage, the Fairbanks area, and Southeast.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska January Economic Trends

Trends begins 2019 with the Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development annual jobs forecast. For this year, they forecast a small amount of overall job growth. Regionally, the Fairbanks area’s employment will grow the most, largely tied to the preparations to house two F-35 squadrons at Eielson Air Force base over the next couple of years as well as the accompanying personnel and their families.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska December Economic Trends

The last issue of 2018 looks at Alaska’s wages for health care occupations and how Alaska compares to other states. The Department of Labor and Workforce Development also profiles the island of Little Diomede, which is just over two miles from Russia, and wage replacement in the unemployment insurance system.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development

Alaska November Economic Trends

NovTrends2018Each November, Trends estimates fish harvesting employment around the state. After a dismal 2016, jobs rebounded in 2017, with growth across most regions and species. Also this month is a look at injuries and illnesses in seafood processing, which has the highest rate among Alaska industries. The largest share of seafood processors in Alaska is in the Aleutians, whose eastern borough’s economy and population we profile in this issue.

Read the full issue here.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development