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Economy at a glance

April over-the-year job growth*

2.8%
(U.S. 1.8%)

April unemployment rate**

4.6%
(U.S. 3.9%)

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