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What others say: Low heating oil prices bring relief, but residents should stay the course on IEP

...40 percent since a year ago.The benefit this winter for area residents will be considerable. According to state Department of Labor figures, the average Interior household spent $388 per month on heating oil to heat their home when prices...
Report: Alaska population down after 26 years of growth

...since 1987-1988. More people left Alaska than arrived during the studied time period as well.Data from the state Department of Labor shows Alaska lost 7,488 people from mid-2013 to mid-2014. It was the second straight year that more people...
Walker announces merger of Alaska Labor agencies

ANCHORAGE - Two divisions within the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development will be combined in what will be an ongoing effort to streamline state government operations, Gov...

...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...
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...
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...
Anchorage students build their world

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Gary Abernathy has his work cut out for him. As a career counselor with the state Department of Labor, Abernathy works with the Anchorage School District to help kids interested in construction jobs find employment...
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...
State's unemployment rate up less than percent

...unemployed residents in September, up by about 500 from the previous month, according to a report from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Initial unemployment claims jumped 25 percent to 6,380, the department said...
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...


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