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Alaska's median income drops below 1989 levels, more traditionally male kind of work, women have that hurdle to get into these higher-paying industries."State economist Neal Fried said job growth in the 1990s was primarily in the service sector, which typically pays lower wages. He...
Searching for a light: The case for economic optimism as Alaska enters recession of more than 20,000 jobs."This month, state economist Caroline Shultz took a different approach. In a report...These are the highest-paying jobs in our economy," state economist Neal Fried told Sean Doogan of the Alaska Dispatch...
Economist: ConocoPhillips layoffs have broad reach

...ANCHORAGE - In wake of the announcement by energy company ConocoPhillips that it may cut about 120 jobs in Alaska, a state economist said the damage could have been worse.Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economist Neal Fried...
Big Oil almost erases decline for FY 2014 within the 0.25 percent margin of error range for the meters that measure the oil production.Tichotsky said state economists Loren Crawford and Tim Harper, in the Revenue Department's Economic Research Group, compiled the production numbers...
Alaska employment back to pre-recession numbers

...2012 numbers showed growth of just 300 jobs, but those numbers were later revised to show growth of 3,100 jobs.State economists, who work closely with the Bureau of Labor Statistics to produce jobs numbers and unemployment rates for Alaska...
State releases economic forecast

...growth is lower than the state's 10-year average, state economist Caroline Schultz noted in the forecast."Shrinking...will mostly offset scattered private sector gains," state economist Mali Abrahamson wrote.The three main factors expected...
National restaurant chains expand into Anchorage

...warehouses and drive 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...
State news in brief for Monday, Nov. 25

...western Alaska such as Hooper Bay.The Bethel census area was the sixth lowest, with a $32,100 per capita average.State economist Mali Abrahamson says the economy in the Wade Hampton area provides few economic opportunities. Christian named to...
Alaska sees rising unemployment rates despite more jobs

...were released 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...
Change may hit Fairbanks hard

...most personnel at Eielson Air Force Base would have a major effect on the Fairbanks North Star Borough economy, a state economist said. A Pentagon closure and realignment list released Friday indicated that Eielson would lose its fighter squadrons...


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