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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...
Jobless rate climbing in Juneau, around the state

...percent the previous month, according to the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development. The numbers are seasonally...smaller than they once were, said Neal Fried, state Department of Labor economist. "The state's very seasonal job...
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...
Study shows military's impact on Alaska

...will spend $486 million next year on Alaska projects, the Kodiak Daily Mirror reported.The study is from the state Department of Labor and published in this month's Alaska Economic Trends magazine.It shows the Fairbanks North Star Borough has...
Wash. minimum wage jumps to $9.32 an hour in 2014

...cents, from $9.19 to $9.32 an hour, reflects a change in the consumer price index, according to the state Department of Labor and Industries.Voters approved an initiative in 1998 that requires the state agency to make a cost-of-living...
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...
State | Local | AK legislature
Minimum wage bill passes state House

...the photograph is Ed Flanagan, the chair of Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage and a former commissioner of the state Department of Labor. Alaskans for a Fair Minimum Wage is the group behind the initiative effort to raise the state minimum wage...
State | AK legislature
Long federal shutdown could affect Alaska economy

...lasting effect 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...
Small rise in Juneau unemployment stats

...not-seasonally adjusted rate was 5.9 percent for July, down six-tenths of a percentage from June. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development says large declines in the unadjusted rate are not unusual from June to July. Not-seasonally...
State unemployment slightly lower than national average

...national average for June didn't change from the previous month, staying at 7.6 percent.A report from the state Department of Labor shows a slight increase in unemployment throughout Alaska's regions, except for the Southwest part of the...


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