Alaska Economic Trends
Alaska Economic Trends is a monthly magazine that covers a range of economic topics.
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Alaska added about 1,600 jobs in 2019 after losing more than 11,000 during the recession of the prior three years. We forecast that trend will continue this year, but at a slower rate of 0.3 percent, or about 1,100 new jobs.
Alaska's population decreased 0.4 percent from July 2018 to July 2019, our new estimates show. The biggest drivers were a decline in the number of people moving to Alaska and fewer births.
School-age children make up about 18 percent of Alaska today, down from a peak of 29.2 percent in 1970.
Answering initial questions about the virus' short-term economic impacts.
Following up on Alaska's economy and COVID-19, including a look at seasonal jobs and the first wave of elevated unemployment claims.
The industry's history of employment swings and how the current situation differs, and detailed April data on COVID-19-related job losses and April unemployment insurance benefit claimants.
Inflation was modest in 2019, but prices plummeted in the spring with the pandemic. This yearly cost-of-living edition features a range of cost comparisons, between Alaska and the nation and by city.
Rents held steady and vacancies rose for a fourth straight year, our annual rental survey shows.
Traditional forms of media have been on a long decline in Alaska and nationwide.
Every other year, we project Alaska's jobs by industry and occupation over the decade.
An industry that's used to volatility faced a summer salmon season like no other.
The eating and drinking industry has struggled most during the pandemic.