According to the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development November 2019’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is at an all time low of 6.1% statewide. This is the fourth consecutive month of record low unemployment rates with job growth in September hiking 0.6% which amounts to approximately 2000 jobs.
Governor Mike Dunleavy said, “November marks the fourth straight month of record low unemployment in rates in Alaska. This trend of low unemployment shows increasing opportunities for job seekers in Alaska’s growing economy. Alaska has added jobs every month since my administration took office. The continued increase in private sector investment shows confidence in our pro-jobs policies and will create additional opportunities to put Alaskans to work across our great state”. Alaska has recorded its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate since 1976 and this figure is used as a measure to compare Alaska with other states when it comes to unemployment.