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...fell last year, though not by much, according to the state demographer.In a report released Thursday, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimates Alaska's population fell by 61 residents to 735,601, a decrease of less...

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Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...though at slower rates, but employment in key industries like petroleum are at record highs, according to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development data.Despite the low oil prices it's going to be another busy year of winter construction...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-01-03/politicos-have-tough-hands-to-play-i
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Long government shutdown could affect Alaska economy

...lasting effect 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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-14/long-government-shutdown-could-affec
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Blumer: LNG project would boost Alaska job market

...natural gas line project would add between 9,000 and 15,000 jobs to the state market, said Dianne Blumer, state Department of Labor and Workforce Development commissioner, at a Thursday meeting.Blumer was the guest speaker at the Juneau Chamber...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-08/blumer-lng-project-would-boost-alask
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Alaska unemployment rate edges up

...job seekers entering the market more rapidly than summer hiring could absorb them, according to data from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development released Friday.While the Alaska seasonally adjusted unemployment rate moved from...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-26/alaska-unemployment-rate-edges-up
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Alaska could lose millions in Medicare payments

...for the elderly. Today, the over-65 population is the fastest growing sector in Alaska, according to the state Department of Labor. Many are Medicare patients struggling to find a primary care doctor. More than 1,000 elderly Alaskans lost...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/101702/ala_101702ala0020001.shtml
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Crab still the deadliest catch: State workplace death data shows fewer fatalities

...incidents: four involved contact with objects and three were caused by entanglement with running equipment. The state Department of Labor released the data April 28 to mark National Workers' Memorial Day. "Through the focused, coordinated and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/050911/new_826756423.shtml
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Needed: Alaska health care workers

...among surveyed providers; in numbers, that accounts for four of 15 positions. According to statistics from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development cited during the presentation, increased demand for health care services over the...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/120710/new_746965903.shtml
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Staying power: Home is where the heart is

...to the Peninsula because of its natural beauty, and "small-town" charm. According to statistics from the state Department of Labor, nearly 11 percent of the Kenai Peninsula Borough's 54,000 population represents people aged 20 to 29...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/021811/tra_787587240.shtml
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Juneau health-care institutions pledge nursing assistant financial aid

...patient care administrator at Bartlett. Students also would have to pay about $60 for their books and $210 to take the test for certification. The jobs tend to pay $10.75 to $13.50 an hour, according to the state Department of Labor.

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