Anchorage Alaska

"Beyond Your Dreams, Within Your Reach"

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate in Anchorage, AK is currently 4.8%, and there are 11,942 unemployed people. The rate peaked in October 2009 at 14, 740, but has improved significantly since then.

Economic Outlook

Since the economic downfall in 2015, AEDC President and CEO Bill Popp admitted that the next few years would be bumpy, and it would take some effort to resolve the economic issues of the city. However, this by no means suggested anything disastrous. It was predicted that population in 2017 would decline a bit, by a percentage of 1.7%. This loss is mild compared to the economic crisis in the 1980's.

Possible Careers

  1. Clinic Provider: Projected to grow 17% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $94,500 per year
  2. Aquatic Specialist: Projected to grow 4% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $59,680 per year
  3. Industrial Engineer: Projected to show little to no change from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $83,470 per year
  4. Registered Nurse: Projected to grow 16% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree required, $67,490 per year
  5. Airline Pilot: Projected to grow 5% from 2014-2024, Bachelor's degree and Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate required, $102,520 per year

Why is Anchorage a good place to live/work?

Anchorage is an amazing city not only because of its beauty, but because of its opportunity for finding great jobs. It is the most densely-populated city in the state, holding more than 40% of the state's residents. Studies show that bigger populations are great for economic growth, and this is because residents earn higher wages and are more productive. The minimum wage in Alaska is currently at $9.75.

Created By
Veronica Kidd


Created with images by Paxson Woelber - "A small dog explores the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. Anchorage, Alaska, USA" • davecito - "Alaska 1965" • andreas160578 - "leiharbeit sell labour market" • ClassicallyPrinted - "money dollar bill paper" • geralt - "board blackboard success" • Paxson Woelber - "Anchorage, Alaska"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.