Population at a Glance
Please note: There is an important distinction between the local/regional employment data and our “standard” employment series. Read more here.
Alaska is the largest state in the U.S. by area. It became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
Worker Characteristics (Text file of all years)
|Residents age 16 and over||502,077|
|Workers age 45 and over||123,745|
|Workers age 50 and over||93,411|
|Sector employed in|
|Peak quarterly employment||274,938|
|Workers employed all 4 quarters||218,520|
|Unemployment insurance claimants||51,945|
Summary chart 1
Summary chart 2
Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.
Alaska Economic Trends Articles
- Statewide Jobs Forecast 2020 (January 2020)
- More Job Losses Expected in 2017, Moderate losses forecasted across most sectors this year (January 2017)