Alaska's unemployment rate 6.5 percent in November

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November was 6.5 percent, unchanged from October’s rate. The national rate for November was 7 percent, down from October’s 7.3 percent.

Alaska’s non-seasonally adjusted rate was 6.3 percent in November, up three-tenths of a percentage point from October.

Unemployment in the Southeast region was at 6.7 percent, unchanged from the previous year and up from 6 percent in October. Unemployment was slightly down in four of Southeast’s 10 boroughs. Unemployment in Juneau was up two-tenths of a percent from October, but down two-tenths of a percent from November 2012.

One of the largest monthly increases in the state was in the Hoonah-Angoon census area, where unemployment increased 7.4 percent. The highest rate in the state was in the Skagway — 20.8 percent — where much of the employment is seasonal.

The City and Borough of Juneau had the lowest unemployment rate in November at 4.5 percent.

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