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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...
Long federal shutdown could affect Alaska economy

...on Alaska's economy.The effect will be more pronounced the longer the shutdown continues, state Department of Labor economist Neil Fried said."There's no doubt that it's having an effect," Fried said. "The question is how extensive...
State economy continues its slow growth

...While the Lower 48 has sunk into a recession, the Alaska economy continues to grow, although at a slow pace. State labor economist Neal Fried told the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce on Monday that job growth should be about 1 percent, up to 3...
Anchorage expansion has employers struggling

...employment service is additional evidence. State labor economist Neal Fried said people can pick and choose jobs...particularly during the last several summers, said state labor economist John Boucher in Juneau. ``We've had record low...
National economic growth could be good for Alaska

...nationally, and do well when there's a national downturn, that's not so much the case anymore, said Neal Fried, a labor economist for the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. "What was bad for the U.S. in the '70s was good...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...distress in Anchorage. A long list of job postings at the state employment service is additional evidence. State labor economist Neal Fried said people can pick and choose jobs. Employers agree. ``It's a pretty bleak situation,'' said...
Alaska's economy powers through recession

...having one of the nation's strongest economies. "We're a place of envy right now," said Neal Fried, a state labor economist who has watched the state's economy for decades. The state's unemployment rate in July dropped to 7.7 percent...
Aircraft fatalities too high in Alaska flight time. In Alaska, that combination has proven all too deadly. A recent Juneau Empire story says a state labor economist has linked fatal crashes with pilots who lack Alaska flying experience. Of 14 aviators who died on the job in 1997...
State jobless rate climbs in November

...national rate of 3.8 percent for November. For the year, the state is on pace for 6.5 percent unemployment, said labor economist John Boucher. It would be the second lowest annual rate in the past 20 years, but still higher than last year's...
Around the state

...national and state numbers are the first labor market data available since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. State labor economist Dan Robinson said the numbers indicate Alaska's labor market is holding steady. However, a larger-than-normal...


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