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US hiring surges as unemployment dips

...analysts say, the falling unemployment rate should cause pay to rise more sharply.Thursday's jobs report from the Labor Department made clear that the U.S. economy is moving steadily closer to full health after having shrunk at the start of...
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My Turn: Let's lead on paid leave of the land. Last week, the White House, the Labor Department and the Center for American Progress convened the...similar movement in the states on minimum wage.The Labor Department wants to encourage that process. We've just announced...
House education panel delves into vocational-tech credits

...graduates to fill all the jobs people were contacting them about," said Rep. Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage.Only one in five Alaska high school graduates eventually hold a four-year degree, according to the state labor department.
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December unemployment rate stays at 6.4 percent

JUNEAU - Alaska's unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.4 percent in December.The state labor department says the seasonally adjusted rate is down from 6.6 percent in December 2012. The November 2013 rate was revised from 6.5 percent...
State news in brief for Monday, Nov. 25

...unemployment at 6.5 percent for AlaskaJUNEAU - State labor department statistics show Alaska's unemployment rate held...for 2013 of 5.9 percent in April and May. But labor department economist Caroline Schultz cautioned against reading...
More fed workers expected to seek unemployment

JUNEAU - Alaska's labor department is expecting an increase in the number of federal workers seeking unemployment due to the partial federal government shutdown...
Unemployment below 8 percent, first time since 2009

...businesses such as health care and restaurants.The Labor Department raised its job-creation figures by a total of 86...March was probably even stronger than that: The Labor Department has said 386,000 more jobs were created in the...
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Brooklyn ice: NHL's Islanders to Barclays in 2015

...the big-league sports to prove it," New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.Earlier this month, the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited the Nassau Coliseum for 16 violations of workplace health...
Former Assembly member David Stone dies unexpectedly

...Stone became Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell's chief of staff. He left that position earlier in 2011 to return to the labor department in its assistant commissioner position, the No. 3 administrator in the department, before his promotion.His...
State to keep most employees in the 'Plywood Palace'

...The Legislature provided money for the administration to study locations for a new, state-owned building for the Labor Department offices, but it instead decided to continue to rent space.Kerttula said she doesn't want the employees in that...


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