WASHINGTON - Student athletes need access to health care professionals, better-trained coaches and up-to-date equipment, a coalition of groups recommended Wednesday in a call to action aimed at protecting the almost 8 million students participating in high school sports each year.
During a recent visit to Juneau, Ameriprise Senior Economist Russell Price sat down for an interview with the Empire.
...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...
Complacency is deadly when crab fishing in the Bering Sea, said F/V Time Bandit deckhand Russell Newberry.
...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...
Rie Munoz donates print; Salmon Bake-Off winners; MCMA to hold meeting; Association to meet; Volunteers meeting
ANCHORAGE - Men still earn far more than women working in Alaska, according to a new state study. The study looks at total earnings for all workers in the state, ranging in age from 16 to older than 75. This study found that on average, women earn 66.4 percent of what men do. State labor economist Alexander Kotlarov took earnings from unemployment insurance forms filed by all employers in the state, and age and gender from Permanent Fund dividend applications. The study comes more than a decade after state labor economists first examined the difference.
A study by the Alaska Division of Personnel shows the turnover rate for state employees was 12 percent between January and June.
State government salaries and benefits are well above what people in similar jobs earn elsewhere, according to a new study. But critics say the details are flawed and legislators may be trying to take political advantage of them.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of workers in the Baby Boomer, or 55-and-older age group, is projected to grow by 49.1 percent...
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