Northern Economic Region

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2017 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul* Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 19,250 19,400 19,200 18,950 18,550 18,750 18,650
Goods Producing 7,750 7,850 7,850 7,500 7,200 7,300 7,500
Service-Providing 11,500 11,500 11,350 11,450 11,350 11,450 11,150
Oil & Gas 6,450 6,450 6,400 6,350 6,250 6,150 6,200
Government 4,850 5,000 4,850 4,900 4,900 4,850 4,700
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 150 100
State Government 300 300 300 300 300 350 300
Local Government 4,450 4,550 4,450 4,450 4,450 4,400 4,250
Tribal Government 450 450 450 450 450 450 500

*Preliminary data.

Estimates for the current year may be subject to large revisions that will be published early in the following year.

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2016 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 22,100 22,050 22,150 21,200 21,000 20,600 20,250 20,400 20,300 19,750 19,550 19,750 20,750
Goods Producing 10,000 9,900 9,850 9,100 8,850 8,450 8,500 8,350 8,050 7,750 7,500 7,850 8,700
Service-Providing 12,100 12,200 12,300 12,100 12,100 12,150 11,750 12,050 12,250 12,000 12,050 11,850 12,100
Oil & Gas 8,500 8,400 8,350 7,850 7,700 7,250 7,100 6,950 6,850 6,800 6,550 6,600 7,400
Government 5,050 5,100 5,150 5,050 5,050 4,900 4,550 4,800 5,050 5,100 5,150 5,050 5,000
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
State Government 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 300 350
Local Government 4,600 4,650 4,700 4,600 4,600 4,450 4,100 4,350 4,600 4,650 4,700 4,650 4,550
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 450 500 550 500 500 500 400 500 450

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2015 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 23,000 23,450 23,800 23,700 23,050 23,250 22,900 23,350 23,550 23,000 22,450 22,400 23,150
Goods Producing 10,800 11,100 11,350 11,350 10,600 10,850 10,900 10,950 10,750 10,400 9,900 10,000 10,750
Service-Providing 12,150 12,350 12,450 12,350 12,450 12,450 12,000 12,400 12,800 12,600 12,550 12,400 12,400
Oil & Gas 9,600 9,650 9,700 9,650 9,350 9,300 9,250 9,250 9,150 9,000 8,800 8,750 9,300
Government 4,950 5,000 4,950 5,000 5,150 4,950 4,450 4,750 5,200 5,200 5,150 5,100 5,000
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
State Government 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Local Government 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,550 4,650 4,500 4,000 4,300 4,700 4,750 4,700 4,650 4,500
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 450 450 450 500 500 500 450 450 450

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2014 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 21,450 22,050 22,400 22,700 22,400 22,800 23,050 23,450 23,000 22,900 22,850 22,850 22,650
Goods Producing 9,800 10,200 10,400 10,600 10,250 10,500 10,850 11,100 10,550 10,500 10,550 10,700 10,500
Service-Providing 11,650 11,900 12,050 12,100 12,150 12,300 12,200 12,350 12,450 12,450 12,300 12,150 12,150
Oil & Gas 8,600 8,750 8,800 8,950 8,850 8,950 9,150 9,150 9,100 9,200 9,400 9,600 9,050
Government 4,800 4,850 4,850 4,900 5,000 4,950 4,700 4,850 5,000 5,100 5,050 4,900 4,900
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
State Government 350 350 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,300 4,400 4,350 4,400 4,500 4,450 4,200 4,300 4,500 4,600 4,550 4,400 4,400
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 450 500 500 500 500 500 450 450 450

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2013 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 20,250 20,700 21,200 21,350 21,400 21,650 21,900 22,150 22,150 21,800 21,550 21,650 21,500
Goods Producing 8,950 9,250 9,600 9,650 9,600 9,750 10,000 10,150 9,950 9,700 9,650 9,750 9,650
Service-Providing 11,350 11,450 11,600 11,750 11,800 11,900 11,950 12,000 12,150 12,100 11,900 11,900 11,800
Oil & Gas 8,100 8,300 8,450 8,400 8,450 8,550 8,550 8,600 8,550 8,400 8,450 8,550 8,450
Government 4,850 4,950 4,950 4,950 4,900 4,800 4,800 4,750 5,050 5,050 4,900 4,900 4,900
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 100 100 100 150
State Government 350 400 350 400 400 350 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,350 4,400 4,450 4,450 4,350 4,300 4,300 4,200 4,500 4,500 4,400 4,400 4,400
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 400 450 500 400 450 450 400 400 400

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2012 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 20,400 20,900 21,050 21,000 21,200 21,600 21,750 22,000 21,700 21,400 21,200 21,000 21,250
Goods Producing 9,150 9,400 9,500 9,500 9,600 9,800 10,050 10,250 9,750 9,600 9,450 9,350 9,600
Service-Providing 11,200 11,500 11,550 11,500 11,600 11,800 11,700 11,750 11,900 11,850 11,700 11,650 11,650
Oil & Gas 8,200 8,300 8,350 8,450 8,550 8,650 8,650 8,750 8,550 8,450 8,450 8,450 8,500
Government 4,850 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 4,900 4,650 4,750 5,000 5,100 5,000 4,950 4,950
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,350 4,450 4,450 4,450 4,500 4,400 4,100 4,200 4,400 4,550 4,500 4,450 4,400
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 450 450 500 500 450 450 450 400 450

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2011 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 20,050 20,450 20,650 20,750 20,750 21,250 21,100 21,250 21,350 20,900 20,500 20,900 20,850
Goods Producing 9,050 9,300 9,400 9,400 9,350 9,550 9,700 9,750 9,600 9,400 9,250 9,600 9,450
Service-Providing 11,000 11,150 11,250 11,350 11,400 11,700 11,400 11,500 11,750 11,500 11,250 11,300 11,400
Oil & Gas 8,200 8,250 8,200 8,250 8,300 8,500 8,600 8,600 8,550 8,400 8,350 8,650 8,400
Government 4,900 5,000 5,000 5,050 5,050 5,000 4,700 4,900 5,100 5,150 5,000 5,000 5,000
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 350 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,400 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,500 4,450 4,150 4,350 4,550 4,600 4,450 4,450 4,450
Tribal Government 450 400 400 450 450 500 450 500 500 400 400 400 450

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2010 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 19,550 19,800 19,950 20,350 20,500 20,900 20,800 21,300 21,400 21,150 20,750 20,700 20,600
Goods Producing 8,650 8,700 8,850 8,900 9,200 9,600 9,800 9,950 9,850 9,600 9,400 9,500 9,350
Service-Providing 10,850 11,100 11,100 11,450 11,300 11,250 11,000 11,350 11,600 11,550 11,350 11,200 11,250
Oil & Gas 7,850 7,900 8,050 8,150 8,400 8,700 8,850 8,900 8,850 8,600 8,500 8,600 8,450
Government 4,900 5,000 5,050 5,050 5,050 4,750 4,300 4,700 5,100 5,200 5,100 5,050 4,950
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 350 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 350 400
Local Government 4,400 4,450 4,500 4,550 4,550 4,250 3,800 4,150 4,550 4,650 4,550 4,550 4,400
Tribal Government 500 500 500 450 450 500 500 550 500 500 500 500 500

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2009 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 20,350 20,500 20,450 20,400 20,300 20,750 20,450 20,500 20,300 19,900 19,750 19,750 20,300
Goods Producing 9,700 9,750 9,750 9,550 9,550 9,750 9,450 9,350 9,150 8,800 8,750 8,800 9,350
Service-Providing 10,650 10,750 10,700 10,800 10,750 11,000 11,000 11,150 11,100 11,150 11,000 10,950 10,900
Oil & Gas 8,850 8,950 8,950 8,750 8,700 8,750 8,400 8,300 8,100 7,900 7,850 7,900 8,450
Government 4,750 4,850 4,900 4,900 4,850 4,900 4,800 4,900 5,050 5,250 5,100 5,050 4,950
Federal Government 150 100 150 100 100 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 350 350 350 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 350 350 400
Local Government 4,300 4,400 4,400 4,400 4,350 4,400 4,250 4,400 4,550 4,700 4,600 4,550 4,450
Tribal Government 450 450 450 500 500 600 600 600 550 500 550 500 500

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2008 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 18,800 19,500 19,500 19,300 19,600 19,800 19,900 20,600 20,500 20,800 20,600 20,800 20,000
Goods Producing 8,500 8,700 8,800 8,900 9,000 9,300 9,500 9,700 9,700 9,900 9,800 10,100 9,350
Service-Providing 10,300 10,800 10,700 10,400 10,600 10,500 10,400 10,900 10,800 10,900 10,800 10,700 10,650
Oil & Gas 7,700 7,900 8,000 8,000 8,000 8,200 8,400 8,500 8,600 8,700 8,700 9,000 8,300
Government 4,500 4,800 4,700 4,700 4,800 4,600 4,400 4,800 4,800 5,000 4,900 4,900 4,750
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
State Government 300 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,100 4,300 4,200 4,200 4,300 4,100 3,900 4,300 4,300 4,500 4,400 4,400 4,250
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 400 400 400 450

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2007 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 17,600 18,100 18,300 18,500 18,400 18,300 18,900 19,200 19,100 19,400 19,000 18,900 18,650
Goods Producing 7,800 8,000 8,100 8,400 8,200 8,500 8,600 8,700 8,600 8,700 8,500 8,600 8,400
Service-Providing 9,800 10,100 10,200 10,100 10,200 9,800 10,300 10,500 10,500 10,700 10,500 10,300 10,250
Oil & Gas 7,100 7,300 7,300 7,300 7,300 7,600 7,600 7,700 7,700 7,700 7,600 7,800 7,500
Government 4,500 4,700 4,700 4,600 4,600 4,200 4,400 4,600 4,800 5,000 4,800 4,700 4,650
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 100 200 200 100 100 100 100 100
State Government 300 400 400 400 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,100 4,200 4,200 4,100 4,200 3,800 3,800 4,000 4,300 4,500 4,300 4,200 4,150
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 400 400 500 500 500 500 500 500 450

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2006 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 15,800 16,100 16,400 16,800 17,000 17,400 17,200 17,800 18,000 17,800 17,700 18,000 17,150
Goods Producing 6,100 6,200 6,300 6,700 6,900 7,200 7,200 7,400 7,400 7,500 7,500 7,800 7,000
Service-Providing 9,700 9,900 10,100 10,100 10,100 10,200 10,000 10,400 10,600 10,300 10,200 10,200 10,150
Oil & Gas 5,500 5,600 5,700 6,100 6,300 6,400 6,400 6,500 6,600 6,700 6,700 6,900 6,300
Government 4,500 4,600 4,700 4,700 4,700 4,400 4,300 4,600 4,800 4,800 4,700 4,700 4,650
Federal Government 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
State Government 300 300 300 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 400
Local Government 4,100 4,200 4,300 4,200 4,200 3,900 3,800 4,100 4,300 4,300 4,200 4,200 4,150
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 400 400 400 500 400 400 400 400 400

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2005 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 15,400 15,450 15,700 15,800 15,850 15,850 16,050 16,350 16,400 16,500 16,300 16,300 16,000
Goods Producing 5,500 5,550 5,600 5,650 5,700 5,800 6,100 6,150 6,100 6,150 6,150 6,200 5,900
Service-Providing 9,900 9,900 10,100 10,150 10,150 10,050 9,950 10,200 10,300 10,350 10,150 10,100 10,100
Oil & Gas 4,850 4,950 4,950 5,000 5,000 5,100 5,300 5,350 5,350 5,400 5,500 5,550 5,200
Government 4,600 4,650 4,700 4,700 4,750 4,350 4,250 4,600 4,850 5,000 4,850 4,900 4,700
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Local Government 4,100 4,150 4,200 4,200 4,250 3,850 3,750 4,100 4,350 4,500 4,350 4,400 4,200
Tribal Government 450 450 450 400 400 500 450 450 450 450 400 400 450

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2004 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 15,350 15,350 15,600 15,750 15,800 15,650 15,800 16,150 15,950 15,900 15,650 15,900 15,750
Goods Producing 5,250 5,250 5,300 5,450 5,550 5,600 5,750 5,800 5,600 5,450 5,350 5,450 5,500
Service-Providing 10,100 10,100 10,300 10,300 10,250 10,050 10,050 10,350 10,350 10,450 10,300 10,450 10,250
Oil & Gas 4,650 4,700 4,700 4,800 4,900 4,900 5,000 5,000 4,900 4,750 4,700 4,700 4,800
Government 4,800 4,800 4,900 4,850 4,750 4,600 4,400 4,700 4,750 4,950 4,850 4,900 4,750
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Local Government 4,300 4,300 4,400 4,350 4,250 4,100 3,900 4,200 4,250 4,450 4,350 4,400 4,250
Tribal Government 450 450 450 450 450 550 600 600 550 550 550 500 500

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2003 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 15,950 16,000 16,200 16,400 16,500 15,950 15,700 16,150 16,050 16,000 15,600 15,800 16,050
Goods Producing 5,250 5,350 5,400 5,500 5,500 5,400 5,400 5,450 5,400 5,350 5,300 5,400 5,400
Service-Providing 10,700 10,650 10,800 10,900 11,000 10,550 10,300 10,700 10,650 10,650 10,300 10,400 10,650
Oil & Gas 4,600 4,600 4,600 4,700 4,800 4,600 4,650 4,650 4,650 4,650 4,650 4,750 4,650
Government 4,900 4,900 4,950 5,050 5,150 4,800 4,600 5,050 5,100 5,150 5,000 5,000 4,950
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 300 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Local Government 4,450 4,400 4,450 4,550 4,650 4,300 4,100 4,550 4,600 4,650 4,500 4,500 4,450
Tribal Government 400 450 450 450 500 550 600 650 550 600 500 500 500

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2002 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 15,750 16,300 16,750 16,250 16,050 15,900 16,300 16,150 16,150 16,050 15,750 15,800 16,100
Goods Producing 5,500 5,850 5,900 5,750 5,350 5,350 5,700 5,600 5,400 5,450 5,250 5,250 5,550
Service-Providing 10,250 10,450 10,850 10,500 10,750 10,550 10,600 10,550 10,750 10,600 10,500 10,550 10,550
Oil & Gas 4,600 4,750 4,650 4,700 4,400 4,350 4,700 4,650 4,550 4,650 4,500 4,600 4,600
Government 4,800 4,950 5,200 5,050 5,200 4,950 5,000 5,000 5,350 5,200 5,000 5,100 5,050
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 300 300 350 300 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350 350
Local Government 4,350 4,500 4,700 4,600 4,700 4,450 4,450 4,500 4,850 4,750 4,550 4,600 4,600
Tribal Government 450 450 500 450 500 550 650 650 600 500 550 550 550

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2001 – Northern Economic Region
Industry Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual Average
Total Nonfarm 15,000 16,050 16,300 16,050 16,000 15,750 15,800 16,050 16,250 16,400 15,900 15,800 15,950
Goods Producing 5,000 5,800 6,000 5,600 5,400 5,400 5,650 5,750 5,850 5,750 5,500 5,400 5,600
Service-Providing 10,000 10,250 10,300 10,450 10,600 10,300 10,150 10,300 10,400 10,650 10,400 10,400 10,350
Oil & Gas 4,050 4,450 4,500 4,300 4,450 4,350 4,400 4,450 4,650 4,600 4,450 4,350 4,400
Government 4,700 4,850 4,850 4,800 4,900 4,600 4,500 4,650 4,950 5,200 5,000 5,000 4,850
Federal Government 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150 150
State Government 300 300 300 300 300 300 350 350 350 300 300 300 300
Local Government 4,250 4,400 4,400 4,350 4,400 4,100 4,000 4,150 4,450 4,750 4,550 4,500 4,350
Tribal Government 400 400 400 400 450 450 500 550 550 550 550 500 500

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Note: These data exclude self-employed workers, fishers, domestics, and unpaid family workers. Government includes employees of public school systems and the University of Alaska.

Numbers may not sum due to rounding.

Beginning January 2001, wage and salary employment estimates were published under a new classification system. The Standard Industrial Classification system (SIC) has been replaced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Data prior to 2001 are comparable only at the Total Nonfarm and Government levels.

As of January 2001, certain federally-recognized tribal entities were moved to Local Government, which created a series break for Total Government and Local Government. Please see the April 2002 Alaska Economic Trends publication for a detailed explanation.