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Anchorage Employment Report: April 2024

Year over year (YOY), from April 2023 to April 2024, Anchorage’s estimated labor force increased by 1,735 and the overall unemployment rate increased by 0.6% to 3.8%.

Month over month (MOM), between March and April 2024, there was an increase of 451 employed persons, but the unemployment remained steady at 3.8%.

Cover image of January 2023 employment report

In the month of April, the Anchorage unemployment rate remained steady at 3.8%.

The industries that saw the highest number of jobs increases YOY included Education and Health Services (1,200 jobs), Leisure and Hospitality (900), and Construction (1,300 jobs).

Only three industries lost jobs YOY with the largest reduction in the Retail sector with a loss of 300 jobs, followed by a decrease of 100 jobs in the information and local government sectors.

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