? An Update on Alaska’s Economy September 5, 2019 Unemployment is down, GDP is up, and new investment is coming to Alaska. While a lot of work remains to get Alaska’s fiscal house in order, Alaskans have a lot to be optimistic about. Not only is our economy headed in the right direction, we are poised to really grow over the next few years. Governor Dunleavy is committed to continuing to grow Alaska’s economy and create new good paying jobs for Alaskans.