Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates
Alaska and U.S.
January 2012 to
Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section
Preliminary1 Unemployment Rate
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Not Seasonally Adjusted
U.S., Alaska, and Borough and Census Areas
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA)
Alaska's Economic Regions
|Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region||6.4%|
|Gulf Coast Economic Region||6.7%|
|Interior Economic Region||5.7%|
|Northern Economic Region||10.7%|
|Southeast Economic Region||6.4%|
|Southwest Economic Region||9.7%|
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.