From the Department of Labor: "Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in June, up two-tenths of a percentage point from May. The comparable national rate was 7.6 percent, unchanged from the previous month. Despite a small increase, June’s rate is still near pre-recession lows. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined six-tenths of a percentage point over the ﬁ rst six months of 2013.
"The not-seasonally adjusted rate increased to 6.6 percent in June from May’s revised 5.9 percent. A June increase in the not-seasonally adjusted rate is normal as students enter the workforce and seasonal school employees look for summer work. The unadjusted rate was down seventenths of a percentage point from June of last year.
"Rates increased over the month in 20 of 29 boroughs and census areas. The nine areas that bucked the statewide trend are characterized by highly seasonal economies that depend on ﬁ shing or tourism. The areas with the lowest rates in June were Bristol Bay Borough and the Municipality of Skagway, tied at 1.8 percent. Wade Hampton Census Area’s 25.4 percent unemployment rate was the state’s highest."