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Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

2020 Alaska Economic Trends

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August 2020 The Rental Market in Early 2020
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Rents held steady and vacancies rose for a fourth straight year, our annual rental survey shows.

August 2020 Trends

Also inside:
The end of the federal $600 add-on benefit
Banks and credit unions

July 2020 The Cost of Living in Alaska
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Inflation was modest in 2019, but prices plummeted in the spring with the pandemic. This yearly cost-of-living edition features a range of cost comparisons, between Alaska and the nation and by city.

July 2020 Trends

Also inside:
COVID-19: Who has gone back to work?

June 2020 The Oil Industry's Ups and Downs
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The industry's history of employment swings and how the current situation differs, and detailed April data on COVID-19-related job losses and April unemployment insurance benefit claimants.

June 2020 Trends

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COVID-19: Job losses and unemployment claims

May 2020 Seasonal Jobs and COVID-19
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Following up on Alaska's economy and COVID-19, including a look at seasonal jobs and the first wave of elevated unemployment claims.

May 2020 Trends

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First wave of unemployment claims
25-year population projections

April 2020 COVID-19 and Alaska's Economy
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Answering initial questions about the virus' short-term economic impacts.

April 2020 Trends


March 2020 Trends in the School-Age Population
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School-age children make up about 18 percent of Alaska today, down from a peak of 29.2 percent in 1970.

March 2020 Trends

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Total wages up 4.7 percent in the third quarter

February 2020 A Look at Alaska's 2019 Population
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Alaska's population decreased 0.4 percent from July 2018 to July 2019, our new estimates show. The biggest drivers were a decline in the number of people moving to Alaska and fewer births.

February 2020 Trends

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Unemployment claims over the last decade

January 2020 2020 Jobs Forecast
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Alaska added about 1,600 jobs in 2019 after losing more than 11,000 during the recession of the prior three years. We forecast that trend will continue this year, but at a slower rate of 0.3 percent, or about 1,100 new jobs.

January 2020 Trends

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Forecasts for Anchorage, the Fairbanks area, and Southeast