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Alaska minimum wage rises to $8.75 an hour Tuesday

...Before Tuesday's increase, about 5 percent of Alaska jobs, or about 16,000 positions, paid $8.75 or less, said Dan Robinson, chief of the Research and Analysis Section of the state labor department. About 9 percent of jobs - or 28,000...
State labor force sees overall rise in wages

...Workforce Development. In the May issue of Alaska Economic Trends, published monthly by the department, state economist Dan Robinson said that when adjusted for inflation, payroll grew more than $300 million. Leading the way, Robinson said, was...
State's unemployment rate up less than percent

...current indicators suggest the state's economy is continuing to grow at a modest rate,'' said state labor economist Dan Robinson. Nearly half of the state's job growth this year has come from the service sector, adding 2,900 jobs since September...
Good insulation: Alaska's economy has a high R-factor

...isn't dropping off. "During the last two recessions (in 1990 and again in 2001), Alaska kept growing," said Dan Robinson, an economist with the Department of Labor. Robinson said overall, the state has seen growth in jobs over the first... -

...Shoppers were shelling out $195 in 2004 to purchase what $100 had bought them a quarter century earlier, according to Dan Robinson and Neal Fried, economists with the department. The rate of change may fluctuate from year to year, but the cost...
Modest bump in state unemployment rate

...typically begins to see its jobless rate fall in March as some of the state's seasonal jobs are added back, said Dan Robinson, labor economist with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Alaska has added 3,800 jobs since...


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