The Decade in Review: 2000 to 2010
Alaska's economy of the past decade was without large booms, busts, or any defining economic event - yet it was still unique. The 2000-2010 decade was the slowest period of employment growth since statehood, and probably the least dramatic. Some referred to it as the 'one percent economy' because that's about as much as it grew each year. Despite the lackluster economic performance, it might have been one of the more balanced decades, as nearly every industry contributed to the expansion.