2019 Alaska Economic Trends

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Following up on Alaska’s economy and COVID-19, including a look at seasonal jobs and the first wave of elevated unemployment claims.

May 2020 Trends


Answering initial questions about the virus’ short-term economic impacts.

April 2020 Trends


School-age children make up about 18 percent of Alaska today, down from a peak of 29.2 percent in 1970.

March 2020 Trends

Also inside:
Total wages up 4.7 percent in the third quarter

Alaska’s population decreased 0.4 percent from July 2018 to July 2019, our new estimates show. The biggest drivers were a decline in the number of people moving to Alaska and fewer births.

February 2020 Trends

Also inside:
Unemployment claims over the last decade

Alaska added about 1,600 jobs in 2019 after losing more than 11,000 during the recession of the prior three years. We forecast that trend will continue this year, but at a slower rate of 0.3 percent, or about 1,100 new jobs.

January 2020 Trends

Also inside:
Forecasts for Anchorage, the Fairbanks area, and Southeast

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