Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The "How Alaska Ranks" feature in the September edition of Alaska Economic Trends has the state ranked number one in the nation in one category.
Alaska Economic Trends is published by the Research and Analysis Unit of the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development of which Dan Robinson is the chief. "Alaska can be proud of the ranking. It's weekly hours worked in the private sector." He says Alaska came in at 36 point 5 hours in July of this year. In fiftieth place was Rhode Island at 33 point 1 hours.
The state was very high in per capita personal income, eighth overall at $55,601. At the top of that ranking is Connecticut at $71,706. Ranked fiftieth is Mississippi at $36,490.
In other rankings Alaska was forty-fifth in gross domestic product and fiftieth for both job growth and unemployment.