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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Welcome to the Dept of Labor Research & Analysis

Economy at a glance

December over-the-year job growth*

-7.7%
(U.S. -6.0%)

December unemployment rate**

5.8%
(U.S. 6.7% )

Read this month’s unemployment press release

*Percent change to job numbers from the same month of the previous year

**Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates; Alaska's unemployment rate has been an unreliable and often misleading economic indicator during the COVID-affected months because of data collection challenges