Seasonally Adjusted Unemployment Rates for Alaska and United States 2012 - 2022

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022


Alaska statewide unemployment rate
August 2022 - 3.5% (not seasonally adjusted)


August 2022 Preliminary1 Unemployment Rate

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U.S., Alaska, and Borough and Census Areas (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Area Unemployment Rate
Alaska 3.5
Aleutians East Borough 1.2
Aleutians West Census Area 2.0
Anchorage, Municipality of 2.9
Bethel Census Area 9.6
Bristol Bay Borough 2.0
Chugach Census Area 2.5
Copper River Census Area 6.5
Denali Borough 4.2
Dillingham Census Area 5.0
Fairbanks North Star Borough 2.9
Haines Borough 5.5
Hoonah-Angoon Census Area 3.6
Juneau, City and Borough of 2.3
Kenai Peninsula Borough 3.8
Ketchikan Gateway Borough 3.4
Kodiak Island Borough 2.9
Kusilvak Census Area 14.6
Lake and Peninsula Borough 3.9
Matanuska-Susitna Borough 4.0
Nome Census Area 7.6
North Slope Borough 4.9
Northwest Arctic Borough 8.8
Petersburg Borough 3.7
Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area 5.0
Sitka, City and Borough of 1.9
Skagway, Municipality of 4.7
Southeast Fairbanks Census Area 4.3
Wrangell, City and Borough of 4.1
Yakutat, City and Borough of 3.7
Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area 7.2
Anchorage/Mat-Su MSA 3.2
Fairbanks MSA 2.9
Anchorage/Mat-Su Economic Region 3.2
Gulf Coast Economic Region 3.6
Interior Economic Region 3.3
Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Area Unemployment Rate
Northern Economic Region 7.2
Southeast Economic Region 2.9
Southwest Economic Region 6.3
1 Preliminary data are the most current available. Data are revised every month for the previous month and again at the end of every calendar year.
Seasonally Adjusted 2 Unemployment Rates
Area Unemployment Rate
United States 3.7
Alaska 4.6
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.