Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 6.4 percent while the comparable national rate increased to 3.7 percent. The major industries that saw growth were; construction added the largest number of jobs over the year by 700, followed by oil and gas at 500. Manufacturing, which is mostly seafood processing, was also up 400 jobs. Fishing drove the state’s lowest rates and largest monthly declines, with rates in the Aleutians East Borough, Aleutians West Census Area and Bristol Bay Borough all dropping more than a percentage point to less than 4 percent. According to a release from the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, growth was widespread in the private sector. However, a few industries continued to lose employment. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Alaska’s employment was up an estimated 0.5 percent in June, or 1,700 jobs, from June 2018, according to a release from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.