Economy at a glance

December over-the-year job growth*

2.1%
(U.S. 2.9%)

December unemployment rate**

4.3%
(U.S. 3.5%)

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