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Data: State shed few jobs in fall 2014

...government employment declined by more than 1,700 jobs. This was balanced by increases in mining and drilling, and in retail trades.The job losses represent about two-tenths of one percent of the state's total jobs.The collapse in oil prices...
Look local for holiday shopping

...drawing to win a new pair of shoes from Shoefly. The winner will be announced Dec. 6. "Even though we are in the retail trade, we hate to see holidays overwhelmed by commercial messages," Mitchell said. "So we thought we would invite everyone...
A level playing field could mean a $23 billion annual cash boost

...fairness, Congress can give Falls Road Running Store and other brick-and-mortar retailers the level playing field they deserve.? Shay is president and CEO of the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association.
Cruise line group analyzes impacts in Alaska

...average annual wage being $33,200. "That's just an average across all of the impacted workers," said Moody. "A retail trade worker did not earn $33,000, but a port worker probably earned more than $33,000." Tracking the number of indirect...
State's entrepreneurs challenge stereotypes of women on the job

...1990 and 1998, the study said. And an additional 22.6 percent of women-owned businesses were in the wholesale and retail trade industries during the same period. Vikki Solberg began operating Natural Pantry more than 27 years ago. Today the...
Jobless rate rises in September industry added 1,000 new jobs since September 2001, a 6 percent increase, and the service area and retail trade also added 3,000 jobs. Government added 1,700 jobs, led by strong growth in employment at the University of Alaska...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...burned a hole through the floor.'' The owner of the condo is being contacted. Unemployment rises to 7.4 percent ``Retail trade, construction, services, oil and gas, and government were the largest job losers in January,'' said John Boucher...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...timber-dependent Prince of Wales/Outer Ketchikan census area had the state's highest unemployment rate, 19.2 percent. ``Retail trade, services, construction and government were the largest job losers in January,'' said state labor economist John...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...quarter of 1999, according to figures from the city's chamber of commerce. Economist Kenneth Stone studied Kodiak's retail trade and projected the impact of a big-box store like a Wal-Mart. He predicted that retail prices in the city could...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...forecast. The vast majority of the jobs will be in the services sector, with gains also expected in wholesale and retail trade, transportation and construction. Statewide, job losses are anticipated in federal government employment, seafood...


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