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  • View the 2014 Economic Forecast for Anchorage - click here!


  • Alaska’s largest city has a population of 301,134 (2013 Alaska Dept. of Labor estimate)


  • Anchorage unemployment was 5.7 percent in February 2014.


  • One in ten jobs in Anchorage is directly or indirectly related to the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.


  • Click here to view the Business Confidence Index (BCI) Survey results.


LWP Artwork Revised 12-1-13

Report Artwork Revised 12-1-13

May Employment Report Released!

Unemployment Graphic May 2013

The unemployment rate fell to the lowest May rate seen in Anchorage since 2007! Typically lower than April's rate, the May reading fell one-tenth of a point to 4.7 percent. The average year-to-date non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Anchorage was 5 percent, down 0.1 percent from April and 0.8 percent lower than the 2012 year-to-date average. Anchorage has seen an increase of 1,500 jobs so far in 2013. 

Learn more about the May employment figures in AEDC's May Employment Report. CLICK HERE to read the report.


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