Anchorage Employment Report: September YTD

September 2019 saw an increase of 400 jobs compared with the same time period in 2018. Services providing industries including retail trade, government, and financial activities continued to shed jobs. Goods producing industries including construction, oil and gas, and manufacturing saw ongoing growth. Continuing political uncertainty at the state level remains a headwind to broad-based growth. While September saw minor job growth in Anchorage, overall economic growth remains recessionary in nature.