The community of Gambell continues to have a largely subsistence-based economy. Official unemployment rates in Western Alaska range as high as 20 percent, but functional unemployment is often three to four times higher.

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Western Alaska Community Development Association
717 K Street
Anchorage, Alaska 99501

Simon Kinneen, WACDA Chairman
P.O. Box 358
Nome, AK  99762
(888) 650-2477 (toll-free in AK)
(907) 443-2477