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Alaska adds jobs in 2013, expects growth in 2014

...2012 numbers showed growth of just 300 jobs, but those numbers were later revised to show growth of 3,100 jobs.State economists, who work closely with the BLS to produce jobs numbers and unemployment rates for Alaska, estimate that when the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-01-13/alaska-adds-jobs-in-2013-expects-
Opinion
Long government shutdown could affect Alaska economy

FAIRBANKS (AP) - Alaska has the nation's third highest proportion of federal workers, but a state economist says it's difficult to tell whether a partial government shutdown will have a lasting effect on Alaska's economy.The effect...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-10-14/long-government-shutdown-could-affec
News
Kenai Peninsula economic outlook slowed, but steady

While job growth has risen steadily that past few years, a state economist predicts a slight decrease in job growth for the Kenai Peninsula in 2014.Alyssa Shanks, economist for the Alaska Department...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-02-16/kenai-peninsula-economic-outlook-slo
News

...growth, a diverse economy, a relatively low cost of living and a wide variety of jobs and supporting industries, a state economist contends.Alyssa Shanks, economist for the Alaska Department of Labor in Anchorage, said the diversity of the Peninsula's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-02-17-3
News
Peninsula economy stable, diverse

...growth, a diverse economy, a relatively low cost of living and a wide variety of jobs and supporting industries, a state economist contends. Alyssa Shanks, economist for the Alaska Department of Labor in Anchorage, said the diversity of the Peninsula's...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/trends/2013-02-28/peninsula-economy-stable-diverse
Trends
State on a growth spurt: Population to approach 900,000 in next 25 years

...Susitna valleys, according to state economists. The number of people in the...residents, at about 125,000, state economist say. For the past several years...2009 were in the Mat-Su, state economists said. The Valley historically...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122110/new_759651224.shtml
News
Peninsula economy looking up: Experts see bright spots as business, industry moves forward

...Learning Center Thursday. "We're doing well and I think we're starting to do better," he said. Alyssa Shanks, a state economist, gave an overview of where the Peninsula is at. Although Alaska has faced some symptoms of America's recession...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/011411/new_770079719.shtml
News
Non-residents top list in seasonal jobs

...country also come here for the adventure of it.As state economist Mali Abrahamson put it, "They're tourists themselves...Nonresident seasonal employees aren't a new thing. State economist Caroline Schultz said this trend has remained consistent...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-06-16/non-residents-top-list-seasonal-jobs
News
Alaska unemployment rate edges up

...unemployment rate moved from 7.3 percent in May to 7.5 in June, it remained below last June's 7.9 percent.State economist Alyssa Shanks described the monthly change as "statistically insignificant," and noted that May's rate had been...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2011-07-26/alaska-unemployment-rate-edges-up
News
We are so much more than a good place to fish

...times to remember, however, that the mighty king salmon is not the only attraction the Peninsula has to offer. State economist Neal Fried recently told us that, when it comes to attracting visitors and their dollars, the Kenai Peninsula has...

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