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Worker’s comp system updated

Worker’s compensation benefits for both Permanent Partial Impairment and death benefits have been increased in the Alaska House by a vote of 21-19, and...

Extended unemployment insurance benefits ending

Extended unemployment insurance benefits for eligible unemployed Alaskans are coming to an end. State Labor Commissioner Heidi Drygas announced on March 28 that those benefits,...

Health care gains, while other jobs lost

Employment in health care continues to rise, with 1,000 jobs added since February 2017, for a 2.7 percent gain. Elsewhere in the state employment was...

Murkowski to oil and gas industry: hire Alaskans

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, is asking the five largest oil and gas producers in Alaska to share hiring data and for ideas on how...

Bills would impose work requirements for Medicaid in Alaska

By BECKY BOHRER, Associated Press JUNEAU — Some Alaska lawmakers want to require Medicaid recipients to work in order to receive their benefits. Two bills introduced in...

Minimum wage exemptions for disabled workers out

A regulatory change in effect on Feb. 16 requires that Alaska employers no longer are allowed to pay less than minimum wage to workers...

Perks, buds and visitors will boost state’s 2018 finances

Job losses will continue in some areas of the Alaska economy in 2018, but the good news is more than a million visitors are...

Economist: Alaska job losses expected to moderate

JUNEAU — The state labor department expects continued job losses in Alaska this year but at a more moderate level than earlier in the...

November jobs down by 2,800 workers

Total employment in Alaska dropped an estimated 0.9 percent in November over November 2016, a loss of about 2,800 jobs, state labor officials said. Statistics...

Alaska employment down by 4,100 jobs in October

Total employment in the state dropped by an estimated 1.3 percent in October compared to a year earlier, with a loss of about 4,100...