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Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...these government mandated wage increases? Let's look at it from the people side. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3 percent of Alaska's 202,000 wage-earning workers are paid at or below the state's current minimum...
Letter: Shelf ill-advised SB182

...spend locally. Since I started with AMHS in 2001, the cumulative inflation is 35.8 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our wages have not kept up with inflation, which makes this bill doubly regressive. The most obvious reason...
Dems. offer their own education reform package

...requirements.The bill also requires the amount for the BSA to be tied to inflation rates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The package compares with an omnibus education bill from Gov. Sean Parnell that borrows some elements from...
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Alaska employment back to pre-recession numbers

...warrants a clarification with facts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers used in the article are suspect because...State economists, who work closely with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to produce jobs numbers and unemployment rates...
Students need better sports safety

...student athletes and athletic trainers aren't always a priority amid tight school and state budgets; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a $41,600 median salary for athletic trainers.In Ohio, students already are meeting many of the...
The Challenge of college affordability: University of Alaska is a bargain

...the overall rate of inflation per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average cost of a baccalaureate degree...mundane or pedestrian: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates earn 74 percent more over...
A new idea for fairer taxation U.S. unemployment holding persistently at 8+ percent for more than 43 months, and an August Bureau of Labor Statistics report that showed a disappointing 96,000 new jobs created last month with four job seekers dropping out of...
Back to work

...veterans in the United States ages 20 to 24 dropped significantly last year, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate for young veterans fell to 10.4 percent in 2006 from 15.6 percent in the previous year...
Juneau Empire Story Archive the rapidly growing jobs,'' said Doug Braddock, an economist with the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of the top 10 fields in that category in Alaska, six were in health care and three were in computer technology...
Older workers can add plenty to today's companies

...attitude." On the rise There is no shortage of older workers for companies to choose from. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2012, workers 55 years and older will make up about 20 percent of the labor force. Koff says that many...


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