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Fears, hopes loom as wages set to jump

...of jobs offered through the Peninsula Job Center. Most of them pay more than minimum wage. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Alaska is among five states with the lowest percentage of workers making at or below the minimum wage level...
Democrats offer education legislation

...requirements.The bill also requires the amount for the BSA to be tied to inflation rates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The package compares with an omnibus education bill from Gov. Sean Parnell that borrows some elements from...
State of the Union 2014

...period, from 13.2 percent to 15 percent. A record 46.5 million Americans are now considered poor.The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average number of weeks the unemployed have been without jobs has nearly doubled during Obama's...
Alaska adds jobs in 2013, expects growth in 2014

...Alaska is the only state that lost jobs in 2013 - a claim that warrants a clarification with facts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers used in the article are suspect because they are preliminary and have been subject to very large revisions...
Kenai ditches $20 library card fee for outside city residents

...June 1.A proposed increase of 3.5 percent for landing fees and terminal area lease rates, based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index. In a memo to administration, Airport Manager Mary Bondurant said the city and the airport...
Health care budget fact check

...fears of what might happen over time. Sebelius' statement rests on statistics, though selective ones.The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the number of people working part-time involuntarily - because of slack work or business conditions or...
What goes up ...

...time they were resigned to making house payments for the rest of their lives. According to a table from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 50 years ago a minimum wage worker (who, incidently, made $1.25) would work for just under seven years...
Americans should consider new approach to taxes With U.S. unemployment holding persistently at 8-plus percent for over 43 months, and an August Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed a disappointing 96,000 new jobs created last month with four job seekers dropping out of...
Crab still the deadliest catch: State workplace death data shows fewer fatalities

...for the most workplace fatalities and highway incidents accounted for 20 percent of all deaths. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS, which tracks workplace fatalities, reported seven of the Alaska deaths were in the "farming, fishing...
Community's help needed to revitalize vocational education

...five career changes in a lifetime. That number does not include a number of job changes along the way -- the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the average person now holds 9.2 jobs between the ages of 18 and 34 -- so it is possible all those...


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