The outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020 affected all Alaskans, but it did not affect all workers equally. While some professions successfully transitioned to online work and suffered little unemployment, others faced massive layoffs due to coronavirus-related economic contractions and fundamental changes to their operating procedures. Quantifying how different segments of the Anchorage workforce were impacted by the pandemic is a necessary first step to identifying how those jobs can be expected to rebound, and, more importantly, where opportunities exist to promote a thriving workforce in the recovery period and beyond.

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