With a maximum score of 100, an index above 50 indicates a generally optimistic outlook while below 50 indicates a generally pessimistic view. Indices for 2019 show cautious optimism, with indices ranging between 55 and 61, and representing significant increases from 2018. The largest increase was for the Anchorage economy, with the index jumping 15 points; the smallest increase was for employment, where the increase was 4 points.