Department of Numbers

Alaska Unemployment

According to the BLS current population survey (CPS), the unemployment rate for Alaska fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2022 to 4.9%. The state unemployment rate was 1.3 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 7.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.9% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also see Alaska unemployment compared to other states.

Unemployment Rate April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% 0.0 -2.4
Alaska 4.9% 0.0 -2.1

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

Unemployment Rate: Alaska, National

Alaska monthly unemployment rate chart from 1990 to April 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 23,583 fewer people unemployed in the state. Alaska job growth data is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Alaska 17,593 -298 -7,268

Number of Unemployed Persons

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

Alaska Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alaska
Unemployment Rate
Alaska
Unemployed
May 2022 3.6%
April 2022 3.6% 4.9% 17,593
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
October 2021 4.6% 5.7% 20,483
September 2021 4.7% 5.9% 20,892
August 2021 5.2% 6.3% 22,306
July 2021 5.4% 6.5% 23,015
June 2021 5.9% 6.8% 24,273