Anchorage Employment Report: October YTD

October 2019 saw a loss of 300 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. Recent economic losses in retail combined with continuing political uncertainty at the state level are headwinds to Anchorage exiting the current multi-year recession.