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Tag: labor

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...

Alaska minimum wage edges up to $9.84

Minimum wage in Alaska will rise from $9.80 to $9.84 in 2018, for all hours worked in a pay period, regardless of whether a...

Early reports suggest resurgence in salmon fisheries

Early reports on the 2017 Alaska seafood harvest show record catches and large value increases for salmon harvests, suggesting resurgence in salmon fisheries that...

Technical Vocational Education Program extended

Legislation signed into law on Aug. 29 by Gov. Bill Walker reauthorizes the Technical Vocational Education Program for another three years. House Bill 141, sponsored...

Jobless rate up slightly in July

Alaska’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 7.0 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from June, and comparable with the national...

Jobless rates fall below 4 pct. in nearly half US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring rose last month in 14 U.S. states in June, and the unemployment rate fell to record lows in two states,...

More young adults moving to Alaska

A state labor department first ever release of migration data by age and sex shows that from 2010 to 2015 Alaska had a net...

Push for ride-share companies in Alaska hits speed bumps

By BECKY BOHRER The Associated Press JUNEAU — The drive to allow ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The...

Unemployment at 6.7 percent

State labor officials say the state’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 6.7 percent in December, compared to the national rate of 4.7 percent. Within...

Murkowski retains place on four key committees

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-AK, was sworn in for her fourth term as a U.S. Senator on Jan. 3, with her husband, Verne Martell, on...