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And The Permanent Fund Dividend For 2015 Is...

PFD 2015 Amount 

$2,072 

And No. It's Not This Type Of PFD!  

(Though It Sometimes Seems Like It)  


Comparison Time --
Here's a look at the annual PFD payouts since the fund first came out, in 1982, with a $1,000 payment. The highest amount to date was in 2008, at $2,069, which was a real boom-before-the-bust year, since an additional $1,200 was tacked on. 

Prior to the announcement on September 21st, the Alaska Dispatch projected a $2,100 amount, due to $1.375 billion being transferred from the fund, and a 95% acceptance of the year's 670,000 applicants. 

Although, from the start, economists have urged people to "save the money," in rural Alaska this has been quite difficult. Years ago, at a Copper Valley Chamber of Commerce meeting, a state PFD official came to the region, and local people stood up and told him what they were going to use the PFD for. Many mentioned fuel costs, food, and basic living expenses.

There's a $3 billion shortfall right now in the Alaska budget. The Alaska budget is heavily dependent on oil funds. 

(Chart: Wikipedia)

YearAmount
2014$1,884.00
2013$900.00
2012$878.00
2011$1,174.00
2010$1,281.00
2009$1,305.00
2008$2,069.00 + $1,200 Alaska Resource Rebate
2007$1,654.00
2006$1,106.96
2005$845.76
2004$919.84
2003$1,107.56
2002$1,540.76
2001$1,850.28
2000$1,963.86
1999$1,769.84
1998$1,540.88
1997$1,296.54
1996$1,130.68
1995$990.30
1994$983.90
1993$949.46
1992$915.84
1991$931.34
1990$952.63
1989$873.16
1988$826.93
1987$708.19
1986$556.26
1985$404.00
1984$331.29
1983$386.15
1982$1,000.00

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