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Departures from Alaska at highest point in 25 years caused by the state's current financial problems because they came before oil prices dropped, Department of Labor economist Neal Fried said. "When those numbers were put together, we thought $100 oil was normal," Fried said, referring...
Groundfish harvest boosts seafood employment

ANCHORAGE - State labor economists have reported that plentiful groundfish harvests last year contributed to an employment boost in Alaska's commercial fishing...
Women's summit inspires childcare bill

...year's summit, she said. McGuire said she intends the event to be yearly.Juneau-based Alaska Department of Labor economist Caroline Schultz gave a presentation on the gender wage gap at the summit on Oct. 17.DOL findings show Alaska's...
Poll names Anchorage residents worst-dressed

...Utah's largest metro at the bottom of the rag pile.The low ranking for Anchorage doesn't surprise state of Alaska labor economist Neal Fried, who went to work Thursday wearing his signature bow tie, this one featuring characters from "The Simpsons...
Military: Alaska installations exposed

...percent of federal dollars spent in the state are tied to the Department of Defense, according to Neal Fried, a state labor economist. And 57 percent of all wages paid by the federal government go to the military. "There's no doubt a closure would...
Alaska jobs continue growing steadily

...continuation of that tight band of growth we've seen for more than a decade," said Neal Fried, one of the state labor economists who wrote it. The department doesn't forecast Mat-Su or Kenai job growth. But Fried said Mat-Su added 8 percent...
Change may hit Fairbanks hard

...000. "That's almost a near-closure of that base," said Brigitta Windisch-Cole, a state Department of Labor economist. "That would have a significant impact." The impact could be offset by the Army's plan to locate a Stryker brigade...
Anchorage schools lose more than 1,000 students

...that number has dropped to 48,974, just below the 48,980 students enrolled one year ago. Neal Fried, a state labor economist who tracks Alaska employment trends, was surprised by the drop. "The economy should be having just the opposite...
Alaska Digest care and construction outpacing the military's growth in the past five years, according to the state's labor economist. Neal Fried is co-author of "The Military is Big Business in Anchorage," a report released this month. Troop...
Alaska Digest

...deaths in 2002, but the number of on-the-job fatalities has been dropping in recent years, according to state labor economists. In 2002, the latest numbers available, 12.8 out of every 100,000 Alaska workers died on the job, according...


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