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More than half of U.S. states report job losses in September

...reported jobs losses in September as slowing growth has weighed on hiring nationwide in the past two months.The Labor Department said Tuesday that hiring increased in just 20 states last month, the fewest since March. Twenty-seven states...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-10-20/more-half-us-states-report-job-losses-s
State
Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August amid job gains

...remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.The Labor Department said Friday that rates rose in the remaining 10 states. Employers added jobs in 32 states and shed them in 18...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-18/jobless-rates-fall-29-states-august-ami
State
Courting unions, Obama pushes paid sick leave

...Commerce.The White House wouldn't specify the cost to federal contractors to implement the executive order. The Labor Department said any costs would be offset by savings that contractors would see as a result of lower attrition rates and increased...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-08/courting-unions-obama-pushes
Nation and World
Hello policy fights, bye budget goodwill

...restrictions from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established in the 2010 overhaul. Also in the cross-hairs is a Labor Department rule that would require brokers giving advice on retirement accounts to act in their clients' best interests...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-04/hello-policy-fights-bye-budg
Nation and World
Groundfish harvest boosts seafood employment

...the economic impacts of sport fishing or the role of personal use fishing in filling Alaskan's freezer," wrote Labor Department commissioner Heidi Drygas.___Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-11-04/groundfish-harvest-boosts-seafood-emplo
State
Alaska sees unemployment rise in August Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August

...remained solid nationwide. Falling oil and coal prices continued to take a toll on energy-producing states.The Labor Department said Friday that rates rose in the remaining 10 states. Employers added jobs in 32 states and shed them in 18...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-09-20/alaska-sees-unemployment-rise-august-jo
State
Alaska unemployment rate stood at 6.3 percent last month

...last month, unchanged since January. But a state labor department economist says the downward trend in the rate since...not reflect real economic conditions.Alaska's labor department says the seasonally adjusted rate fell sharply during...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-20/alaska-unemployment-rate-stood-63-perce
State
Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent. The department revised the May rate down .1 percent to 6.7 percent. The national unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in June.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-19/labor-department-announces-unemployment
State
Labor Department announces unemployment rate at 6.8 percent

ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Department of Labor says Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.8 percent. The department revised the May rate down .1 percent to 6.7 percent. The national unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in June.

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-07-17/labor-department-announces-unemployment
State
Boosting OT: Obama calls for broader coverage

...salaried workers. Today, it's just 8 percent, the White House says.The long-awaited overtime rule from the Labor Department would more than double the threshold at which employers can avoid paying overtime, to $970 a week by next year...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-01/boosting-ot-obama-calls-broader-cover
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