Juneau has lowest unemployment in the state

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska’s employment was up an estimated 0.6 percent in December, or 1,900 jobs, from December 2018.

    Juneau had 4.4 percent while the region stood at 6.3 percent in December.

    December’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rates for Alaska and the U.S. remained the same as the month before, at 6.1 percent and 3.5 percent.

    Economist Karinne Wiebold said the word stable describes the unemployment picture in Juneau and Alaska.  "When we look at job growth compared to December, 2018, we are up an estimated 1,900 jobs.  We've had some job growth."

    State jobs went down 400, local and state government went up 200 jobs.   Leisure and hospitality rose by 600 jobs in December.

    Around the region Haines had 14.1 percent, Hoonah Angoon 14.5, Ketchikan 6.5, Petersburg 8.5, Prince of Wales 8.8, Sitka 4.6 percent, Skagway 19 percent, Wrangell 8.2 percent and Yakutat 10 percent.
     

     

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