Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates for Alaska and United States 2012 - 2021
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2021
August 2021 Preliminary1 Unemployment Rate
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|Seasonally Adjusted 2 Unemployment Rates|
|2 Seasonal 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.|