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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?"

Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates
Alaska and U.S.
January 2012 to November 2020

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Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section


November 2020
Preliminary1 Unemployment Rate

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Read December 18, 2020 press release

Not Seasonally Adjusted
Unemployment Rates
U.S., Alaska, and Borough and Census Areas
This is the most current unemployment rate by area for Alaska and boroughs and census areas.
Area Unemployment Rate
United States 6.4%
Alaska 8.1%
Aleutians East Borough 5.5%
Aleutians West Census Area 5.9%
Anchorage, Municipality of 7.6%
Bethel Census Area 11.8%
Bristol Bay Borough 10.4%
Denali Borough 17.9%
Dillingham Census Area 8.8%
Fairbanks North Star Borough 6.4%
Haines Borough 13.8%
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 13.1%
Juneau, City and Borough of 6.5%
Kenai Peninsula Borough 10.0%
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 9.7%
Kodiak Island Borough 7.1%
Kusilvak Census Area 17.4%
Lake and Peninsula Borough 9.3%
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 8.4%
Nome Census Area 9.5%
North Slope Borough 8.0%
Northwest Arctic Borough 12.2%
Petersburg Borough 8.8%
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area 8.8%
Sitka, City and Borough of 6.6%
Skagway, Municipality of 20.3%
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 8.1%
Valdez-Cordova Census Area 14.8%
Wrangell, City and Borough of 8.1%
Yakutat, City and Borough of 9.5%
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 9.9%
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)
This is the most current unemployment rate by area for Alaska and boroughs and census areas.
Area Unemployment Rate
Anchorage/Mat-Su MSA 7.8%
Fairbanks MSA 6.4%
Alaska's Economic Regions
This is the most current unemployment rate by area for Alaska and boroughs and census areas.
Area Unemployment Rate
Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region 7.8%
Gulf Coast Economic Region 9.9%
Interior Economic Region 6.8%
Northern Economic Region 9.9%
Southeast Economic Region 8.1%
Southwest Economic Region 10.8%
Seasonally Adjusted2
Unemployment Rates
This is the most current unemployment rate by area for Alaska and boroughs and census areas.
Area Unemployment Rate
United States 6.7%
Alaska 8.1%

1Preliminary data are the most current available. Data are revised every month for the previous month and again at the end of every calendar year.
2Seasonal adjustment is a statistical method for removing predictable seasonal fluctuations in the unemployment rates so that the underlying trends are easier to see. For example, Alaska’s unemployment rates are typically lower in the summer when construction, fishing, and tourism jobs are all at their yearly high points. Removing that expected seasonal fluctuation provides a clearer picture of whether rates are rising or falling, aside from their normal ups and downs over the course of the year.

Read more about seasonal adjustment and how it works.