Last Updated: April 17, 2021


“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.” -John Muir

What comes to your mind when you think of Alaska? That it is a vast, cold wilderness with miles of glaciers and hundreds of bears. You are right. But it is charming, anyway. The fun fact about Alaska is, it is the largest state in the US but is the fourth-least populous state in America because most of Alaska is inhabited. 

Alaska is a contemporary state of the United States of America. On January 3, 1959, it was acknowledged as the 49th state of the USA. Alaska is located at the extreme northwest of North America. The word Alaska is derived from Aleut Alaska or alaxsxix both meaning ‘The great land’. No doubt, it is an amazing land.

The nature and landscape of Alaska are unique as of the 20 highest peaks in the U.S., 17 are in Alaska, comprises more than 100 volcanoes, 3000 rivers and 3 million lakes and Alaska has more than 34,000-mile coastlines which are bigger than the remainder of the U.S. combined. 

The economy of Alaska is mainly dependent on oil production, fishing, agriculture, manufacturing and services. At the same time, every year a big number of people come to Alaska to see its beauty. Tourism largely strengthens its economy. Visiting Alaska and going to different cultural and natural sites is life-changing. It is natural and beautiful.

Key Facts:

  • Retail salesperson is the most popular job which employs 10,360 people (3.per cent of the total employment in Alaska).
  • The second most familiar job is the office clerk which employs 7,360 people (2.32 per cent of the total employment)
  • Unemployment in Alaska is above the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Alaska is 7.8%.
  • The oil and gas industry is the largest component of Alaska’s economy.