Alaska At a Glance
Despite being the largest U.S. state in terms of area, Alaska is the 48th most populous state with 736,732 citizens, and just over .2% of the U.S. population. Alaska has a median household income of $87,726. The median age of Alaskan citizens is a relatively young 33.8 years old.
Alaska borders the Yukon and British Columbia territories of Canada. It is not contiguous with any other U.S. state. The capital, Juneau, is the largest state capital by land area. Anchorage is the most populous city in Alaska with just over 300,000 residents as of 2014.
Alaska Jobs & Economy
By far, Alaska’s largest industry is mining, with the largest share of jobs as of May 2013 in mining machine operations. Other popular jobs include pile-driver operators and zoologists and wildlife biologists.
Alaska Unemployment Rate
As of January 2015, Alaska’s unemployment rate stood at 6.3%, well over the national average of 5.6%.