December employment was down an estimated 0.3 percent, or 900 jobs, from December 2017. Retail, manufacturing and professional and business services each lost 400 jobs while information and financial activities each fell by 200.
The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation kicked off 2019 by announcing Lynn Rust Henderson, Vice President of Sales and Service for Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska, as AEDC’s board Chair.
Cautious optimism surrounds forecasts for Alaska’s economy in 2019 as many predict the state’s recession will finally bottom out—making Alaska one of the last energy-dependent states to begin recovery since oil prices tumbled about three years ago.
A short brief on the regional dimension of the Alaska recession, part 2.
On April 19 the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) released the “2017 Anchorage, Alaska Cost of Living Index,” sharing Anchorage-centric data from the nationwide Cost of Living Index (COLi), which gathers information from 269 areas.
As we do each year, Alaska Business asked industry leaders and public officials to provide us with insight into what they expect to see for the state’s economy in the coming year.
Happy New Year! We asked leaders across Alaska for their comments on the economic outlook for 2017, and the common theme is an optimistic outlook as long as there is proper legislative action taken and diversification of the economy.