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Borough economy has pros; cons

...economy, with regards to job growth, wages and housing, has both positive and negative aspects, according to the state economist Alyssa Rodrigues.Speaking at the Industry Outlook Forum at the Old Carrs Mall, Rodrigues said that the borough...
Non-oil tax money increasingly important

...revenue sources other than black gold, according to a state economist. Writing in the September issue of Alaska Economic Trends, state economist Dan Stickel, with the Alaska Department of Revenue...
State labor force sees overall rise in wages

...Labor and Workforce Development. In the May issue of Alaska Economic Trends, published monthly by the department, state economist Dan Robinson said that when adjusted for inflation, payroll grew more than $300 million. Leading the way, Robinson...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
State on a growth spurt: Population to approach 900,000 in next 25 years

...population. By 2034, they are expected to make up nearly 14.5 percent of the total residents, at about 125,000, state economist say. For the past several years, state officials have noted that fewer seniors are playing snowbird and flying Outside...
Non-residents top list in seasonal jobs 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...


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