Recent News from the AEDC
Anchorage unemployment in July was 4.8 percent, according to the latest employment report released by the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. and sponsored by First National Bank Alaska. The July rate shows a 0.6 percent drop from June’s revised rate and is well below the national rate of 5.6 percent and the statewide rate of 5.9 percent.
“Last month was the first time since 2007 that we’ve seen the unemployment rate dip below 5 percent in the month of July,” said Bill Popp, AEDC president and CEO. “We saw steady growth across a range of sectors and this is good news as we transition from summer into winter employment.”
The One Anchorage, One Economy team will kick off its Welcoming Cities initiative by helping organize the city’s first-ever Welcoming Week!
You are encouraged to attend all of the Welcoming Week events, including the Anchorage Chamber Make it Monday Forum – a panel discussion highlighting the benefits of a welcoming city and its workplaces.