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Mar
23

Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Alaska – 2016

In 2016, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 12.8 percent in Alaska, significantly higher from the 9.6-percent rate for the nation.

Mar
15

Consumer Price Index, West Region — February 2017

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.6 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Feb
22

Union Members in Alaska – 2016

In 2016, union members accounted for 18.5 percent of wage and salary workers in Alaska, compared with 19.6 percent in 2015, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Alaska Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

(2)359.9 (2)359.8 (2)359.7 (2)359.7 360.7 (p)362.7

Employment(1)

(2)336.0 (2)336.0 (2)336.1 (2)336.1 337.3 (p)339.4

Unemployment(1)

(2)23.9 (2)23.8 (2)23.7 (2)23.6 23.4 (p)23.3

Unemployment Rate(3)

(2)6.6 (2)6.6 (2)6.6 (2)6.6 6.5 (p)6.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(4)

329.9 330.6 329.9 329.4 328.2 (p)329.3

12-month % change

-2.6 -2.2 -2.2 -2.2 -2.4 (p)-2.0

Mining and Logging(4)

13.5 13.5 13.4 13.4 13.6 (p)13.4

12-month % change

-22.0 -21.1 -19.8 -18.8 -16.0 (p)-15.7

Construction(4)

15.7 15.7 15.7 15.5 15.2 (p)16.4

12-month % change

-8.2 -8.7 -8.2 -9.4 -10.1 (p)-3.0

Manufacturing(4)

13.1 12.2 12.5 13.0 10.7 (p)12.0

12-month % change

-10.3 -14.7 -10.1 -7.1 -23.6 (p)-15.5

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(4)

65.1 66.1 65.2 65.0 65.0 (p)64.5

12-month % change

-1.1 0.0 -1.2 -1.5 -1.1 (p)-2.0

Information(4)

6.3 6.4 6.3 6.2 6.4 (p)6.4

12-month % change

0.0 1.6 0.0 0.0 1.6 (p)0.0

Financial Activities(4)

12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.8 (p)11.7

12-month % change

-1.6 0.0 -1.6 0.8 -2.5 (p)-2.5

Professional & Business Services(4)

28.2 27.4 27.2 27.1 27.3 (p)27.5

12-month % change

-5.7 -7.7 -8.7 -7.2 -6.2 (p)-4.8

Education & Health Services(4)

48.9 49.0 49.1 49.0 48.6 (p)49.0

12-month % change

3.4 3.2 3.2 2.3 1.0 (p)1.7

Leisure & Hospitality(4)

35.4 36.0 36.2 36.1 36.7 (p)35.7

12-month % change

0.9 2.6 3.7 2.8 4.9 (p)2.0

Other Services(4)

11.0 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.7 (p)11.7

12-month % change

0.0 3.7 2.7 1.8 6.4 (p)6.4

Government(4)

80.7 81.0 81.0 80.8 81.2 (p)81.0

12-month % change

-1.6 -0.9 -1.0 -1.2 -0.9 (p)-0.9

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) Reflects revised population controls, model reestimation, and new seasonal adjustment.
(3) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(4) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Western Consumer Price Index Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Mar 2017
Western - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Mar 2017
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – West Consumer price indexes Table Mar 2017
Western - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Mar 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Anchorage — May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2016
Occupational Employment and Wages in Fairbanks — May 2015 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2016
Union Members in Alaska – 2016 Employment News Release Feb 2017
County Employment and Wages in Alaska – Second Quarter 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Feb 2017
Women’s Earnings in Alaska – 2015 Pay News Release Feb 2017
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization, Alaska – 2016 Unemployment News Release Mar 2017
Consumer Price Index, West Region — February 2017 Consumer price indexes News Release Mar 2017
CPI Historical Table - Anchorage, AK Consumer price indexes Table Jan 2017
CPI Historical Table - Anchorage, AK (old base) Consumer price indexes Table Jan 2017
Consumer Price Index, Anchorage – Second Half 2016 Consumer price indexes News Release Jan 2017
Anchorage Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Mar 2017
Business Employment Dynamics in Alaska – Fourth Quarter 2014 Employment News Release Oct 2015
Fatal Work Injuries in Alaska – 2014 Workplace fatalities News Release Dec 2015
Alaska Labor Market Outlook, September 29, 2016, Anchorage, AK N/A Factsheet Sep 2016
Employer-Reported Workplace Injuries and Illnesses in Alaska – 2015 Workplace injuries and illnesses News Release Dec 2016