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2019 Alaska Economic Trends

Alaska Economic Trends is a monthly magazine that covers a broad range of economic issues.

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July 2019 The Cost of Living in Alaska
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Until 2018, the story on price increases had been the same for three years straight. The state’s single consumer price index registered inflation of 0.5 percent or less each year from 2015 through 2017, which was the lowest period for inflation in Alaska’s history. This was largely due to the weak housing market tied to Alaska’s recession, which began in late 2015.

July 2019 Trends

   
June 2019 Alaskans 65 and Older
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The number of Alaskans who are 65 or older is growing rapidly in all regions of the state. This shift to larger senior populations across Alaska will play an important role in shaping our communities and households in the coming years.

June 2019 Trends

Also inside:
Craigs transition from fishing, logging booms

   
May 2019 Metal Mining in Alaska
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Mining is a colorful part of Alaska’s past. There are ghost town tours of Kennecott Mine, Skagway exists and thrives because of its gold rush history, and Treadwell Mine tailings created Sandy Beach in Juneau. But mining is also an important part of Alaska’s current economy and will almost certainly play a growing role in its future.

May 2019 Trends

Also inside:
How wages grew amid job losses

   
April 2019 Alaska's Voting Districts
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The next decennial census will be conducted early next year. While the census provides a multitude of statistics and is used to distribute government funds, its primary purpose is the reapportionment and redistricting of the U.S. House of Representatives and state legislatures across the country. This once-a-decade process is a good barometer for how the population’s distribution has changed.

April 2019 Trends

   
March 2019 Alaska's Personal Income
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Alaska residents brought in $42.3 billion in personal income in 2017. Dividing that total by the number of residents — adults and children alike — puts 2017’s per capita income at $57,179.

March 2019 Trends

Also inside:
The Northwest Arctic Borough

   
February 2019 4 Things to Know in 2019
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Two months into 2019, here are a few basic things to understand about Alaska’s economy and job market as we teeter between resumed growth and a lingering recession.

February 2019 Trends

   
January 2019 Jobs Forecast for 2019
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After three years of job losses, Alaska is set to regain a small amount of lost ground in 2019 as some industries show signs of recovery. We forecast 0.4 percent growth in 2019, or about 1,400 new jobs.

January 2019 Trends

 

   

 

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