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Economy at a glance

October over-the-year job growth*

2.8%
(U.S. 3.9%)

October unemployment rate**

6.1%
(U.S. 4.6%)

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