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Alaska Coronavirus Economic Impact Map

Economic Impact Key


The map above shows which areas in Alaska are expected to suffer the greatest economic damage from COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus. Economic damage includes both unemployment and loss of business. These estimates are based on the number of people employed in each industry by area. Areas in the darkest red may see 20% or more of the workforce newly unemployed.

Overall, the economic impact to Alaska is expected to be significant, but less severe than the rest of US, with 8.2% of jobs at risk. On a national per-capita basis, there are 49 states in worse condition and 2 states in better condition. Among other states classified as small by population, 11 are projected to have more economic damage, and 1 to have less economic damage.

Estimates are based on industries most impacted by the virus and by recessions in general. This map is based on strong statistical evidence, but please keep in mind these are only estimates. Changes will be included as more data becomes available. Estimates are generally conservative: some areas will have higher-than-projected unemployment.

Top Industries: Before COVID-19

Top Industries: After COVID-19

Industries Impact Key

Education and health
Public and administration
Leisure and hospitality
Transportation, warehousing, and utilities
Newly unemployed (top industries only)


Estimated Jobs at Risk for All Alaska Industries

IndustryCurrent jobs estimateJobs at risk
Agriculture and Mining16,9571,238
Wholesale Trade6,093646
Transportation, Warehousing, and Utilities29,2091,828
Professional and Business Services28,7552,205
Education and Health84,4104,271
Leisure and Hospitality32,5057,606
Public Administration42,2740
Other Private15,317383


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