Alaska (AK) Unemployment Insurance Information

The Employment Security Division promotes employment, economic stability, and growth by operating a no-fee labor exchange that meets the needs of employers, job seekers, and veterans. By statute, our mission is to promote employment and economic stability by responding to the needs of employers and job seekers. To ensure that job ready workers are available to meet employer needs, the Employment Security Division administers three complementary programs: Employment Services, Unemployment Insurance, and Job Training through a network of Alaska Job Centers throughout the state. Employment Services includes job placement, job matching and referral, vocational counseling, and job search assistance. Unemployment Insurance provides for the payment of temporary benefits to eligible, unemployed workers while they are seeking employment. Job Training services are designed to meet the unique needs of individuals who wish to enter or re-enter the job market, with particular assistance for unemployed workers, low-income adults, youth and others who need help finding stable employment.

File a Claim for Alaska Unemployment Insurance Benefits:

DOLWD – Unemployment Insurance

Frequently Asked Questions for Alaska:

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Alaska Unemployment Insurance Benefits Website:

Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Contact Information:

DLWD – Division of Employment Security

Find a Job in Alaska:

Alaska Job Center Network

Training and Education in Alaska:

AIDT Pre-employment Training pdf

Eligibility Information:

Unemployment Handbook pdf

Appeal an Unemployment desicison:

Workers’ Compensation Appeals Commission

Sitemap for Alaska Unemployment Service:

Deparment Shortcuts – Labor & Workforce Development

Search for additional Unemployment Information:

Workforce Info, Home, HOME

Unemployment forms for Alaska:

Employment Security Tax Forms & Publications

Unemployment Laws and legal information for Alaska:

Laws and Cases

Top Occupations in Alaska:

  • Engineering managers
  • Industrial engineers
  • Engineering teachers, postsecondary
  • Dental hygienists
  • Lawyers

Top Employers in Alaska:

Citigroup, Exxon Mobil, Goldman Sachs Group, Procter & Gamble, MoreTop employers in Alaska

Alaska Unemployment Rate: 7.3%

Alaska Counties:

Aleutians East, Aleutians West, Anchorage, Bethel, Bristol Bay, Denali, Dillingham, Fairbanks North Star, Haines, Juneau, Kenai Peninsula, Ketchikan Gateway, Kodiak Island, Lake And Peninsula, Matanuska Susitna, Nome, North Slope, Northwest Arctic, Prince Wales Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway Hoonah Angoon, Southeast Fairbanks, Valdez Cordova, Wade Hampton, Wrangell Petersburg, Yakutat, Yukon Koyukuk,