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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

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
Residents employed 308,299
Female workers 151,503
Male workers 156,795
Workers age 45 and over 123,745
Workers age 50 and over 93,411
Total wages $12,683,175,395
Sector employed in
Private 238,603
Local government 44,367
State government 25,329
Peak quarterly employment 274,938
Workers employed all 4 quarters 218,520
New hires 102,719
Unemployment insurance claimants 51,945

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Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section. Last updated September 2016.

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