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Alaska unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent last month

...month, unchanged since January. But a state labor department economist says the downward trend in the rate since last fall may not...September implementation of new work search requirements.Economist Caroline Schultz says there could be an increase in claim...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/alaska-unemployment-rate-stood-63-perce
State
Correction

...Empire, "Walker administration won't revisit SB21," attributed a quote about bond ratings to Department of Revenue Chief Economist John Tichotsky, when it should have been attributed to DOR Commissioner Randall Hoffbeck. The article also said Sen. Cathy...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/correction
Local
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Funding early childhood education is like putting oil in our pipeline

...economic outcomes not just for children, but also for their families and their communities.Research from University of Chicago economist and Nobel laureate James Heckman, for example, has shown that every dollar invested in high-quality early childhood programs...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-26/empire-readers-council-editorial-fund
Opinion
My Turn: Numbers that speak volumes

...What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if income distribution was the same as it was in 1979? Harvard economist Larry Summers in an article written for the Financial Times (Jan. 18, 2015) concludes that families in the bottom 80 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-29/my-turn-numbers-speak-volumes
Opinion
My Turn: Alaska early learning pipeline

...supported child hears forms the foundation for later success in learning to read and loving to learn.According to leading economist James Heckman, The Rand Corporation, and scores of longitudinal studies, investing in these early years is a sure win...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-15/my-turn-alaska-early-learning-pipelin
Opinion
MIT economist: Kick the oil habit

Oil is No. 1 in Alaska, but Alaska's not No. 1 in oil anymore. "Proven reserves in the U.S.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-30/mit-economist-kick-oil-habit
Local
Alaska economist: Cut state spending by $1.5B

...drained, a University of Alaska Anchorage economist said Monday in a forum hosted by the...back to $5.5 billion, an amount the economist says the state can afford, the Anchorage...hopes to save," he said.Halcro and economist Jonathan King of Northern Economics Inc...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-11-13/alaska-economist-cut-state-spending-15b
State
Flipping Douglas Island

...that are typically surrounded by national forests over which we have relatively little control," Jim Calvin, the senior economist analyst for the Juneau-based research and consulting firm McDowell Group, said in a recent interview.The McDowell Group...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-02-22/flipping-douglas-island
Local
Walker administration won't revisit SB21

...the finance meeting were concerned about Alaska's bond rating in the light of low oil prices. Department of Revenue Chief Economist John Tichotsky said bonding agencies would like to see the state institute an income tax, but "I'm not advocating for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-27/walker-administration-wont-revisit-sb21
State | AK legislature
My Turn: Alaska cannot afford to miss this opportunity

...politics and uncertainty put Alaska's LNG project on the shelf.? Margo Thorning is the senior vice president and chief economist of the American Council for Capital Formation and director of research for its public policy think tank.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-05/my-turn-alaska-cannot-afford-miss-opp
Opinion

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