Tag: Revenue

  • Alaska’s Revenue Outlook

    Alaska’s Revenue Outlook

    The Department of Revenue puts out a forecast of state revenues each December, which serves as a companion to the budget. The latest numbers are a few months old now, and an update should be released next month. However, the Spring update usually focuses more on adjusting the budget year than the long-term outlook. The…

  • Alaska by the Numbers – October 2019

    Alaska by the Numbers – October 2019

    Here is your free monthly update on what’s going on in Alaska’s economy. The Labor Market Keeps Improving According to the Department of Labor numbers released last week, Alaska extended its winning streak to 12 consecutive months of job growth. The jobs count in September 2019 was a total of 2,000 jobs higher than in…

  • Alaska By the Numbers – August 2019

    Alaska By the Numbers – August 2019

    A lot happened in Alaska during the month of August. Here’s the run down on how we read the headlines. BP and Hilcorp Agreed to Terms on Alaska Assets The news that broke the internet in Alaska last week was a press release from BP. They announced that they were selling all of their remaining…

  • Exploring Alaska’s Budget: Part 1 – Speaking the Language

    Exploring Alaska’s Budget: Part 1 – Speaking the Language

    If you’re watching the gubernatorial debates, you’ve probably noticed that the budget is one of the hot topics. Some candidates say the budget is still too large, others say they’ve done as much as they can to cut it. I hear numbers get thrown around, so my economist ears perk up. Here we are, about…

  • 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…