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Alaska economy continues slow growth

...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 jobs, down from...
Variety makes the Kenai healthy the November issue of Alaska Economic Trends, published by the Alaska Department of Labor. Department economists Neal Fried and Brigitta Windisch-Cole analyzed the borough's economy and credited its generally healthy nature to a variety...
Government jobs support lots of residents

...Kenai Peninsula 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...
State economy powers through recession

...unusual -- position of 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...
Recession may stem Alaska migration

...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 of a...
Economic turmoil misses Alaska as job levels spike, along with oil and gas, mining and air cargo have largely been on growth trajectories for years, said Neal Fried, economist for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Research and Analysis Section."Every national...
Employment uptick expected

...decrease of 0.4 percent in 2010. Construction employment is estimated to remain flat, according to Trends publication. Neal Fried, a department economist and author of the article that covered the statewide outlook, said in a telephone interview...
Construction holds steady in 2007, but expect slowing 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 at high levels...
Peninsula's economic future up in air after Sept. 11

...The basic gist is now, with the rest of the country in recession, we're in better shape in that respect," said Neal Fried, an economist with the Labor Department. "For the first time in a while, we are outperforming the rest of the country...
Businesses want to see more visitors this season

...Council. Since the onset of the recession, many in the tourism industry have used 2008 as a benchmark. According to Neal Fried, an economist with the Department of Labor, that might be possible, especially on the Peninsula. While cruise ship...


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