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Army to reduce authorized soldier count in Alaska

...that the Army values the strategic location and they value the support that we get from the community here."Economist Neal Fried of the Alaska Department of Labor said a loss of 400 soldiers should not significantly harm Alaska's economy. The...
National restaurant chains expand into Anchorage it to Anchorage or Fairbanks, or wherever it is, like you could open up a store in Oregon," state economist Neal Fried said.The city did get a glimpse of what it would be like for a national chain to open up a store.In the late 1960s...
Taku Oil Sales purchased by global company

...Cox said. If the opportunity arose, Crowley would purchase more Southeast businesses, he said. State economist Neal Fried said these kinds of buyouts are so common, they're sometimes not even noticeable."That kind of thing is going on...
Alaska sees rising unemployment rates despite more jobs

...Friday by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development's Research and Analysis Section.State economist Neal Fried said the combination of more people working even while the unemployment rate was rising was "not unusual by any means...
Poll names Anchorage residents worst-dressed

...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."He...
Alaska Editorial: Worst dressed? for being too worried about how you looked or dressed, about whether a parka made you look too big.Besides, Neal Fried, the state economist, is right. Among residents who care anything about such a ranking, more take pride in it than...
Seafood industry hires boost Alaska seasonal employment

...workers.Employment is thriving in many industries, but seasonal jobs are the top ticket right now, said state economist Neal Fried. Seasonal jobs generally grow from 3,000 in December to more than 20,000 during their peak in July or August each...
Not your typical analyst

ANCHORAGE - Neal Fried isn't your typical economist. While his signature bow tie screams "geeky numbers guy," Fried is one of the most sought-after...
Low unemployment tough on employers

...harder to hire last year. Alaska's small pool of labor shrunk in 1998, with record low levels of unemployment, said Neal Fried, an analyst for the Alaska Department of Labor. Normally Alaska's entire work force of 325,000 is the same as the...
State economy continues its slow growth

...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 3,000 jobs, down...


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