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Channel 2 NewsAlaska's unemployment rate continues to fall, hitting a preliminary 6 percent last month. That would be the lowest the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has been in Alaska since June 2007. Unemployment stood at 6.2 percent in March and 7 percent...
Channel 2 NewsOne of the automatic budget cuts triggered by the 2013 federal sequestration is a nationwide furlough of air traffic controllers by the Federal Aviation Adminstration, including the control tower employees at Anchorage's Ted Stevens International Airport....
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage Economic Development Corporation released two reports on Friday outlining good news for unemployment and consumer optimism index in Anchorage. "Anchorage consumers are the most optimistic they have been in quite some time," Bill Popp, AEDC...
Channel 2 NewsU.S. Sen. Mark Begich's office says Begich is furloughing more than half his staff and giving up part of his salary due to automatic budget cuts known as the sequester. Begich is the lone member of Alaska's congressional delegation to furlough staff...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska's unemployment rate hit its lowest level in 4 ½ years last month, falling to 6.5 percent. That seasonally adjusted preliminary rate compares to 6.7 percent in January and 7.1 percent in February 2012. According to the Bureau of Labor...
Channel 2 NewsState unemployment levels for 2012 have been revised, in some cases significantly. For example, August's unemployment rate, initially reported at 7.8 percent and what would have been the highest level since January 2011, has been changed to 7 percent....
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Channel 2 NewsThe Alaska Railroad Corp. says it will have to lay off more than two dozen people and leave a similar number of positions unfilled, due to budget shortfalls that have forced it to restructure the organization. The move comes after what the railroad...
Channel 2 NewsThe federal sequestration crisis has made its way to Alaska, with military civilian employees in Anchorage already bracing for forced days off that will affect their pay. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson held four town hall meetings Thursday to inform...
The prepared text of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell's State of the State address, presented to the Alaska Legislature Wednesday evening in Juneau: "Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, former Governor Sheffield, distinguished guests, and...
Alaska's unemployment rate dropped slightly to a preliminary 6.6 percent, the lowest level since October 2008. The state labor department says October 2008 also was the last time the national unemployment rate was lower than Alaska. The national...
Alaska's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in nearly four years, hitting a preliminary 6.8 percent in November. That compares to a seasonally adjusted rate of 7.1 percent in October and 7.4 percent in November 2011. The last time unemployment...
Channel 2 NewsState legislators and Anchorage School Board members sat down Wednesday to have a conversation about the district's fiscal future, as Superintendent Jim Browder announced that 100 ASD jobs will be cut through attrition as people retire or vacant positions...
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