Alaska unemployment unchanged in December

JUNEAU — Alaska's December unemployment rate stood at 7.3 percent, unchanged from the month prior.

That level matches the lowest rate seen in Alaska in 2011. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Alaska also had 7.3 percent unemployment in April and May last year.

Seven-point-three percent is the lowest level since February 2009, when seasonally adjusted unemployment stood at 7.2 percent in Alaska.

Last month's rate compares to 7.9 percent in December 2010.

Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for last month was 8.5 percent.


01/20/2012 - 7:44am