Anchorage Employment Report: July YTD

July 2020 experienced a drop of 15,600 jobs compared to July 2019. All sectors lost jobs substantial numbers of jobs with Leisure & Hospitality being the sector with the highest job losses at 5,800. There were no other industry sectors that did not lose a significant number of jobs in July 2020. The number of single-family homes sold year-to-date has increased significantly. The average sale price has risen to new record highs. Single-family home listings decreased suggesting that the housing market is a seller’s market. The top employers are Providence Health and Services, and the Anchorage School District, even though there are a high number of job losses in those industry sectors.

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