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Monday, February 19 2018 @ 12:52 AM AKST

Unemployment rate at 6.8 percent in October

Alaska BusinessAlaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent in October, unchanged from September and August. The comparable national rate was 5.8 percent.

With the national rate now a whole percentage point below Alaska’s, the difference is getting closer to normal pre-recession levels. In the five years before the U.S. rate spiked above Alaska’s, the national rate averaged 1.6 percentage points below Alaska’s.
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