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Proposed minimum wage increase does not go far enough

...impact on these government mandated wage increases? Let's look at it from the people side. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 3 percent of Alaska's 202,000 wage-earning workers are paid at or below the state's current...
Alaska employment back to pre-recession numbers that Alaska is the only state that lost jobs in 2013 - a claim that warrants a clarification with facts. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers used in the article are suspect because they are preliminary and have been subject to very large...
The Challenge of college affordability: University of Alaska is a bargain

...three times the overall rate of inflation per the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average cost of a more mundane or pedestrian: according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, college graduates earn 74 percent...
Dems. offer their own education reform package

...budgetary requirements.The bill also requires the amount for the BSA to be tied to inflation rates provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.The package compares with an omnibus education bill from Gov. Sean Parnell that borrows some elements...
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Students need better sports safety

...its student athletes and athletic trainers aren't always a priority amid tight school and state budgets; the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a $41,600 median salary for athletic trainers.In Ohio, students already are meeting many...
Back to work

...unemployed veterans in the United States ages 20 to 24 dropped significantly last year, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobless rate for young veterans fell to 10.4 percent in 2006 from 15.6 percent in the previous...
Economist predicts Juneau to avoid major unemployment

...400,000 for some time before it is a strong signal, he said.At the same time employment is increasing.The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday nonfarm payroll employment continued to trend up in October, adding 80,000 jobs...
Catching up with the 'Deadliest Catch' crew and it's just a miserable existence." And the job is dangerous too, as the show's title suggests. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics consistently ranks fishing as one of the most deadly jobs in the country. "Ten years ago when I was...
Raising tuition will only hurt students

...students don't have the means to pay for their current tuition costs, let alone an increase. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average income per household is $47,196. After the cost of living and taxes, which the Bureau...
Studies show gender wage gap in Alaska

...percent in local government and 71.5 percent in education and health services. National wage averages from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics from 2009 state that women in mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction made 79.9 percent of...


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