Department of Numbers

Alaska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Alaska fell 0.2 percentage points in September 2022 to 4.4%. The state unemployment rate was 0.9 percentage points higher than the national rate for the month. The unemployment rate in Alaska peaked in April 2020 at 11.9% and is now 7.5 percentage points lower. You can also see Alaska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Alaska 4.4% -0.2 -1.5

Note: All comparisons are made with September data as October state level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Alaska, National

Alaska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to September 2022

Note: Recessions shown in gray

Alaska Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Alaska peaked in May 2020 at 41,176. There are now 25,198 fewer people unemployed in the state. Alaska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Alaska 15,978 -683 -4,914

Number of Unemployed Persons

Monthly chart of total unemployed in Alaska from 1990 to September 2022

Alaska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alaska
Unemployment Rate
Alaska
Unemployed
October 2022 3.7%
September 2022 3.5% 4.4% 15,978
August 2022 3.7% 4.6% 16,661
July 2022 3.5% 4.5% 16,299
June 2022 3.6% 4.6% 16,543
May 2022 3.6% 4.6% 16,796
April 2022 3.6% 4.8% 17,442
March 2022 3.6% 4.9% 17,891
February 2022 3.8% 5.3% 19,243
January 2022 4.0% 5.6% 20,069
December 2021 3.9% 5.5% 19,717
November 2021 4.2% 5.5% 19,795