Economy at a glance

July over-the-year job growth*

3.0%
(U.S. 4.0%)

August unemployment rate**

4.6%
(U.S. 3.7%)

Read this month’s unemployment press release

*Percent change to job numbers from the same month of the previous year

**Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates; Alaska's unemployment rate has been an unreliable and often misleading economic indicator during the COVID-affected months because of data collection challenges