Leading, Slipping, Gaining, Lagging Analysis:
Assessing Other Services (except Public Administration) Earnings Growth
Across Alaska Counties
Real* Other Services (except Public Administration)
Earnings Growth
County vs Statewide Average: 2008-2017 and 2017
Real* Other Services (except Public Administration)
Earnings Growth
Alaska:
2008-2017 = 2.80%
2017 = 1.88%
Borrowing from an approach that sometimes appears in the finance sections of the popular press, LSGL analysis is a handy and versatile way to compare, portray and classify the patterns of real other services (except public administration) earnings growth across all of Alaska's 33 counties. In finance, this technique is used for comparing and assessing the market performance of individual securities or across industry sectors. For example, the performance of the 30 stocks contained within Dow are compared with one another over the past week in contrast to their performance over the past month using the Dow's respective averages as the points of reference.
Here in this Alaska Regional Economic Analysis Project report, we adopt this approach to gauge and compare the real other services (except public administration) earnings growth of Alaska's 33 counties over the latest available year (2017) against the backdrop of their growth over the long term period (2008-2017). In so doing we classify their growth and performance into 4 broad categories: Leading, Slipping, Gaining and Lagging.
Real* Other Services (except Public Administration)
Earnings Growth
County vs Statewide Average: 2008-2017 and 2017
Real* Other Services (except Public Administration)
Earnings Growth
Alaska:
2008-2017 = 2.80%
2017 = 1.88%
This figure displays the 33 counties of Alaska as dots on a scattergram, with the vertical axis representing the average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate over the long-term period (2008-2017), and the horizontal axis representing the real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate for the near-term (2017).
This figure sets apart those counties whose long-term real other services (except public administration) earnings growth exceeded the statewide average of 2.80%, by portraying them in the top two quadrants demarcated at 2.80% on the vertical axis. County whose long-term average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate trailed the statewide average (2.80%) are distributed in the bottom two quadrants. In all, 7 counties surpassed the statewide average over 2008-2017, while 8 counties fell below.
Similarly, the two quadrants on the right of this figure present the positions of the 8 counties whose most recent (2017) real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate exceeded the statewide average (1.88%). The two quadrants on the left feature those 7 counties whose real other services (except public administration) earnings growth over 2017 trailed the statewide average.
Accordingly, each quadrant portrays the performance of all 33 counties corresponding with their long-term (2008-2017) and near-term (2017) performance relative to their respective statewide averages of 2.80% over 2008-2017 and 1.88% over 2017:
Leading counties () (top-right quadrant)...are counties whose average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate surpassed the statewide average both long-term (2.80%) and near-term (1.88%).
Slipping counties () (top-left quadrant)...are counties whose long-term average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate exceeded the statewide average (2.80%), but whose near-term growth has "slipped" by falling below the Alaska average (1.88%).
Gaining counties () (bottom-right quadrant)...are counties whose long-term average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate fell below the statewide average (2.80%), but whose near-term growth has "gained" by registering above the average (1.88%) statewide.
Lagging counties () (bottom-left quadrant)...are counties whose average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate fell under the statewide average both long-term (2.80%) and near-term (1.88%).
   
 
Summary of Alaska's 33 County Totals
 
Short Term Average
 
 
Below
(1.88%)
Above
(1.88%)
 
Long
Term
Average
Above
(2.80%)
2
5
7
Below
(2.80%)
5
3
8
 
7
8
15
 
   
Leading Counties
2017 vs. 2008-2017 Averages
Leading Counties
Alaska:
2008-2017 = 2.80%
2017 = 1.88%
Turning attention to the top-right quadrant from the discussion above, this figure features the distribution of the Alaska counties classified as Leading. These counties surpassed Alaska's average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth both long-term (2008-2017 = 2.80%) as well as near-term (2017 = 1.88%). Each is identified by its corresponding ranking based on it's average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate over 2008-2017.
Of Alaska's 33 counties, 5 (15%) are classified within the Leading () category. Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
Slipping Counties
2017 vs. 2008-2017 Averages
Slipping Counties
Alaska:
2008-2017 = 2.80%
2017 = 1.88%
This figure depicts the distribution of the 2 Alaska counties classified as Slipping (top-left quadrant), in that their long-term average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate outpaced the average statewide (2008-2017 = 2.80%), while they trailed the statewide average near-term (2017 = 1.88%). Again, each county is identified by it's corresponding ranking based on its average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate over 2008-2017.
Only 2 (6%) of Alaska's 33 counties are classified as Slipping (). Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
Gaining Counties
2017 vs. 2008-2017 Averages
Gaining Counties
Alaska:
2008-2017 = 2.80%
2017 = 1.88%
This figure shows the distribution of the 3 Alaska counties classified as Gaining (bottom-right quadrant), in that their long-term average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate posted below the average statewide (2008-2017 = 2.80%), while they outpaced Alaska's average near-term (2017 = 1.88%). Again, each county is identified by its corresponding ranking based on its average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate over 2008-2017.
Of Alaska's 33 counties, only 9% (3) are featured as Gaining (). Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
Lagging Counties
2017 vs. 2008-2017 Averages
Lagging Counties
Alaska:
2008-2017 = 2.80%
2017 = 1.88%
This figure depicts the distributions of the 5 Alaska counties classified as Lagging (bottom-left quadrant). These counties trailed the statewide average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth both long-term (2008-2017 = 2.80%) as well as near-term (2017 = 1.88%). Again, each county is identified by its corresponding ranking based on it's average annual real other services (except public administration) earnings growth rate over 2008-2017.
15% of Alaska's counties, 5 of 33, are characterized here as Lagging (). Those counties ranked by their long-term average include:
   
 
Alaska
Real* Other Services (except Public Administration) Earnings Growth
County vs. Statewide Average
 
2008-2017
 
2017
 
 
Leading Counties
 
6
3.55
 
3
11.65
28,794
 
4
4.39
 
8
5.72
59,407
 
2
5.90
 
10
2.71
91,229
 
1
20.65
 
7
6.47
23,673
 
5
4.34
 
4
11.01
15,663
Slipping Counties
 
3
5.04
 
20
-11.87
5,983
 
7
2.82
 
17
-3.25
13,832
Gaining Counties
 
13
1.59
 
11
2.26
59,109
 
11
1.83
 
6
7.59
17,210
 
12
1.64
 
5
7.84
10,371
Lagging Counties
 
9
2.27
 
12
1.74
482,630
 
8
2.59
 
13
-0.44
98,361
 
14
-0.27
 
19
-5.97
2,315
 
10
1.98
 
22
-20.21
16,919
 
15
-1.11
 
21
-14.42
2,931
Undefined/Suppressed Counties
 
U
U
 
N
N
N
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
1
23.12
804
 
U
U
 
15
-1.62
1,332
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
18
-4.08
4,279
 
U
U
 
9
3.64
3,420
 
U
U
 
N
N
N
 
U
U
 
2
22.94
3,140
 
U
U
 
N
N
N
 
U
U
 
N
N
N
 
U
U
 
16
-1.90
2,528
 
U
U
 
N
N
N
 
U
U
 
S
S
S
 
U
U
 
14
-0.50
5,773
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.80
 
1.88
968,571
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2.93
 
3.53
430,714,000
November 2018
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