Economy in Alaska

Alaska has an unemployment rate of 6.8%. The US average is 5.2%.

Alaska has seen the job market decrease by -0.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 32.9%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Alaska
- The Sales Tax Rate for Alaska is 0.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Alaska is 0.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Alaska
- The average income of a Alaska resident is $33,129 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Alaska resident is $71,829 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYAlaska, AlaskaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate6.8%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth-0.2%1.6%
  Future Job Growth32.9%38.0%
  Sales Taxes0.0%6.0%
  Income Taxes00.046
  Income per Cap.$33,129$28,555
  Household Income$71,829$53,482
  Family Median Income$83,714$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting1.8%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction3.8%0.6%
  Construction7.5%6.2%
  Manufacturing3.4%10.4%
  Wholesale trade1.9%2.7%
  Retail trade11.0%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing6.6%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information2.0%2.1%
  Finance and insurance2.4%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing1.7%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services5.5%6.7%
  Management of companies0.1%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs2.9%4.3%
  Educational services9.2%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance14.1%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation1.8%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services7.2%7.4%
  Other services4.4%4.9%
  Public administration11.5%4.8%
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