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As the Alaska Legislature makes cuts, ripples will splash across the state

...snowmachines to hunt and fish. Jobs - at least as state officials label them - are scarce. According to the Alaska Department of Labor, one in four Arctic Village residents is unemployed. Of the other three who do have jobs, only one works year-round...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-29/alaska-legislature-makes-cuts-ripples-w
State | AK legislature
Funding a sustainable Southeast

...the Nature Conservancy. It refers both to environmental practices and stable economies. According to State of Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economic data, 19 of 32 rural communities in Southeast Alaska region have lost jobs...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-17/funding-sustainable-southeast
Local
State sends team to Bethel to help displaced workers

...supermarket, which is set to close Friday less than one year after opening.Bethel radio station KYUK reported the Alaska Department of Labor sent the team there Wednesday.About 80 employees from Swanson's store are being displaced with the closure...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-13/state-sends-team-bethel-help-displaced-
State
Empire Editorial: Build more homes - now

...second-highest home costs in Alaska at $321,000, compared with $329,000 in Anchorage, in 2012. In 2013, the Alaska Department of Labor reported Juneau in the top spot at $349,000. Anchorage was bumped to second at $347,500. The statewide...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-13/empire-editorial-build-more-homes-now
Opinion
Data: State shed few jobs in fall 2014

New data from the Alaska Department of Labor show the 49th state had 765 fewer jobs in fall 2014 than fall 2013. The decline came primarily due to a fall in government employment...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-04/data-state-shed-few-jobs-fall-2014
State
Slope construction season still strong amid price plunge

...the most reliable indicator of activity, set new records in October and November, according to data from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.There were 15,100 at work in the industry in October and 15,000 in November...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-09/slope-construction-season-still-strong-
State | AK legislature
Walker: Ousted board members had oily ties

...former state Attorney General John Burns and board members Dave Cruz, a construction company owner from Palmer; Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas; and acting Department of Commerce Commissioner Fred Parady...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-08/walker-ousted-board-members-had-oily-ti
State | Local | AK legislature
Death Notice: Leray Francis Clements

...worked in Southeast Alaska as a fisherman, bus driver, janitor and computer programmer. He retired from the Alaska Department of Labor in 1975 while married to his wife of more than 30 years, Martha.Leray was a proud WWII veteran, serving in...

http://juneauempire.com/death-notices/2014-11-30/death-notice-leray-francis-clem
Death Notices
Alaska unemployment insurance tax to shrink in 2015

...calendar year 2015 is 2.1 percent, compared to 2014's 2.59 percent. The 2013 rate was 3.32 percent. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development will begin mailing final 2015 rate notices to Alaska employers in early December.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-20/alaska-unemployment-insurance-tax-shrin
Local
My Turn: Center of the universe

...population ranking and commands 32 seats, or 53 percent, of the Legislature. This trend is projected to continue.Alaska Department of Labor projections estimated Southeast Alaska's 2012 population at 74,000 people but projected a decline of almost...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-01-08/my-turn-center-universe
Opinion

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