Category: Alaska by the Numbers

  • Alaska by the Numbers – September Edition

    Alaska by the Numbers – September Edition

    Each Monday, I update my production and oil price models with the newest data from the week before. Then, I run a new set of simulations and post the results here and here respectively. Those numbers become inputs into a projection of State revenues. I also track changes in jobs, wages, investments, population, and GDP…

  • The 2015 Alaska Recession – By the Numbers

    The 2015 Alaska Recession – By the Numbers

    We peg the beginning of the Alaska recession at October of 2015. That is the point we identify as when the general economy began a downward trajectory. Prior to October 2015, we can identify some leading indicators that the economy was in trouble. But the data doesn’t show the economy as declining until that point.…

  • Fiscal Year 2018 Closing Numbers

    Fiscal Year 2018 Closing Numbers

    Alaska’s fiscal year ends tomorrow, June 30th. While official numbers won’t be posted for several months, preliminary data is already available. Here’s what it looks like. Oil Price Alaska North Slope Crude oil ended up being a year of upward trending prices. While the price of oil ended the fiscal year just shy of $80…