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Economy at a glance

May over-the-year job growth*

5.7%
(U.S. 9.0%)

May unemployment rate**

6.7%
(U.S. 5.8%)

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