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Peninsula poverty average with state

...considered in poverty - the same level as the state, according to information in a report written by Department of Labor economist Alyssa Shanks. The poverty level is determined by a number of factors, including age, household size and number...
Long government shutdown could affect Alaska economy

...on Alaska's economy.The effect will be more pronounced the longer the shutdown continues, state Department of Labor economist Neil Fried said."There's no doubt that it's having an effect," Fried said. "The question is how extensive...
Alaska economy continues slow growth

...While the Lower 48 has sunk into a recession, the Alaska economy continues to grow, albeit at a slow pace. State labor economist Neal Fried told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce Monday that job growth should be about 1 percent, up to 3,000...
State unemployment remains low in February

...jobless rate of 7.5 percent was the lowest ever recorded for the month of February, said John Boucher, a state labor economist. Alaska's jobless rate for the month was still well above the U.S. unemployment rate of 4.4 percent in the...
Government jobs support lots of residents

...continues to be the Kenai Peninsula Borough, which paid out $97 million in payroll last year, said Neal Fried, labor economist for the state of Alaska Department of Labor. The borough gets its large employee roster from the school district...
State economy powers through recession

...having one of the nation's strongest economies. "We're a place of envy right now," said Neal Fried, a state labor economist who has watched the state's economy for decades. The state's unemployment rate in July dropped to 7.7 percent...
Recession may stem Alaska migration

...imagine there would be a rush heading north. But for a variety of reasons, the wave could be restrained, said state labor economist Neal Fried. One reason is the absence of a major economic project on Alaska's near-term horizon, such as construction...
Construction holds steady in 2007, but expect slowing

...Labor market data shows that 1,000 new construction workers will be needed each year until roughly 2014. State labor economist Neal Fried said construction peaked in 2005. It fell in 2006 and fell a little harder this year. "We're still...
State's unemployment rate up less than percent

...lows, and 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...
Prognosis good for medical field

...million, according to Brigitta Windisch-Cole, a labor economist with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development...slice of the industry and its most dynamic," state labor economist Neal Fried wrote in the May issue of "Alaska Economic...


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