Anchorage Employment Report: May YTD
May 2020 experienced a drop of 18,300 jobs compared to May 2019. All sectors lost substantial numbers of jobs with Leisure & Hospitality being the sector with the highest job losses at 6,500. There were no other industry sectors that did not lose a significant number of jobs in May 2020. Unemployment is at 12.3% in May 2020, down slightly from 13.9% in April 2020. This month’s data reflect the full impacts of COVID-19 related shutdown of the Anchorage economy.