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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...
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...
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...
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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Boom time

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers in the Baby Boomer, or 55-and-older age group, is projected to grow by 49.1 percent through 2014...
Word of mouth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dental hygienists are ranked 15 out of the 564 fastest growing occupations between 2002 and 2012, projected to increase at a...
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...
Grandstanding won't create jobs

...10 American workers will not have a job for which to express gratitude this Thanksgiving. If you add what the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls "marginally attached workers" and those who want to work full time but can find only part-time jobs...
Rank and file

...attempts to answer in her book, "Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling" (HarperBusiness, $24.95). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Asian-American employees are projected to increase their share in the workforce from 5 percent to 11 percent...


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