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Report: Alaska population down after 26 years of growth

...Alaska than arrived during the studied time period as well, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.Data from the state Department of Labor shows Alaska lost 7,488 people from mid-2013 to mid-2014. It was the second straight year that more people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-05-12/report-alaska-population-down-after-26-
State
New grocery superstore in Bethel to close

...groceries online. I think people are really going to start shopping more aggressively that way."Meanwhile, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development was planning to send a team to Bethel to help displaced workers with skills assessments...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-03-11/new-grocery-superstore-bethel-close
State
Aging baby boomers boost Alaska's senior population

...boosting Alaska's senior population, while younger age groups are maintaining their numbers, according to the state Department of Labor.Alaska's senior population - age 65 and older - in 2014 reached 71,080, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-24/aging-baby-boomers-boost-alaskas-senior
State
New population estimate shows slight decline

...fell last year, though not by much, according to the state demographer.In a report released Thursday, the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development estimates Alaska's population fell by 61 residents to 735,601, a decrease of less...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-19/new-population-estimate-shows-slight-de
State
Politicos have tough hands to play in 2015

...though at slower rates, but employment in key industries like petroleum are at record highs, according to state Department of Labor and Workforce Development data.Despite the low oil prices it's going to be another busy year of winter construction...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-02/politicos-have-tough-hands-play-2015
State
Senior tax exemption up for public comment

...number was 312.The growth of the program mirrors that of the projected growth of the senior population by the state Department of Labor, Bartholomew said. The increase in cards issued has corrolated with an increase in sales tax revenue not collected...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-05/senior-tax-exemption-public-comment
Local
Empire Editorial: Senators promise more foreign workers for Alaska

...Every other business in the state suffers when seafood processors use nonresident labor.According to the state Department of Labor, Alaska's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate hit 6.4 percent in May, one-tenth of a percent above...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-06-27/empire-editorial-senators-promise-mor
Opinion
My Turn: Lobbyist has extensive experience hurting Juneau

...was especially favored by state employees who worked in the "Plywood Palace," the building that houses the State Department of Labor on West 8th Street. The stick-built structure, leased by the State for more than 30 years at a cost of over...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-26/my-turn-lobbyist-has-extensive-experi
Opinion
Study ranks Alaska second-best in US for income equality

Alaska has one of the healthiest income scenes in the country according to a recent state Department of Labor and Workforce Development report.The state's 2011 median income of $67,825 ranked second among all states, Puerto Rico...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-07-05/study-ranks-alaska-second-best-us-incom
State
Housing reform bill advances; would allow landlords to seize PFDs

...other form describing the state of the unit before the tenant moved in. According to an April report from the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, approximately 91,100 housing units, or 36 percent of Alaska's housing, are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-10/housing-reform-bill-advances-would-allo
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