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1994 Alaska Economic Trends

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December 1994
Technical Jobs in Alaska in 1993
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Approximately 30,500 workers, or about 9 percent of all private sector, state or local government workers in Alaska received the majority of their 1993 wage and salary earnings in a technical occupation.
December 1994 Trends
November 1994
Money is Getting A Little Tight
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Alaskans became $711 million richer in 1993. And if you add up all of the income, from all of the state's residents, from all sources, they earned a total of $13.8 billion dollars that same year. It sounds impressive and in some ways it is. However, from the standpoint of historical trends, 1993 was an unexceptional year. Moderate income growth characterizes the 1990s when compared to the two previous decades in Alaska.
November 1994 Trends
October 1994
Work-Related Deaths Decline in 1993
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Work-related injury deaths in Alaska declined by 38% in 1993. According to the Department of Labor, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), a Bureau of Labor Statistics program conducted with the Alaska Department of Labor, occupational fatalities dropped from ninety-one in 1992 to sixty-six in 1993,'This census counts occupational fatalities including the self-employed, civilian and military government employees as well as all private sector wage and hour employees.
October 1994 Trends
September 1994
A TRENDS Profile- Matanuska-Susitna Borough
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In the early twentieth century most of the communities in the Matanus- ka-Susitna Borough (Mat-Su) were established to support farming, gold and coal mining activity. While the Matanuska-Susitna Borough's history is steeped in agriculture and mining, neither dominate the area's econ- omy any longer. Today and for more than twenty years the Mat-Su's economy has become unlike any other in the state.
September 1994 Trends
August 1994
Alaska Largest Private Employers in 1992: The Trends 100
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The Alaska Economic Trends 100 in 1993 was again headed by the Carrs grocery chain with 3,212 employees-the only private sector employer in the state with more than 3,000 employees. (See Table 1.) The second, third and fourth runners-up were Atlantic Richfield (ARCO), Providence Hospital and Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., respectively.
August 1994 Trends
July 1994
Economic Prospects for Unalaska
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This guest article discusses the recent history, current situation, and prospects for economic growth in the Aleutian Islands city of Unalaska.
July 1994 Trends
June 1994
Measuring Alaska's Cost of Living
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How expensive is it to live in Alaska? How much has Alaska's cost of living increased? These are two of the most frequently asked questions of the Alaska Department of Labor's Research and Analysis section. In answer to these questions, this article provides some of the latest cost of living measurements available for Alaska and explains the uses and limitations of these data.
June 1994 Trends
May 1994
Alaska Forecast:
Slow Growth Projected on Uncertain Backdrop
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Alaska's economy will continue on a steady path during 1994 and 1995, extending the trend of slow job gains for two more years. Expansion driven by the construction and service-producing sectors best describes the outlook for the next two years. Meanwhile, Alaska's basic industries will struggle to maintain 1993 employment levels, a cause for concern when considering the long-term outlook.
May 1994 Trends
April 1994
The Year in Review
Faster Job Growth Lower Unemployment Mark 1993
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Alaska's economy grew for the sixth straight year in 1993. Even more important, economic growth sped up, reversing a trend of shrinking job growth and increasing unemployment rates. Wage and salary job growth accelerated from the 1.8% pace set in 1992 to 2.1% in 1993. Unemployment in Alaska dropped to 7.7%' its lowest level since 1990, and well below the 1992 unemployment rate of 9.0%. This occurred against a background of high-profile plant closures and struggling resource-based industries.
April 1994 Trends
March 1994
A TRENDS Profile - City of Cordova
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A bounty of natural resources has always sustained Cordova's economy. At the beginning of this century Cordova developed because it was near oil and fishery resources. The city came into its own in 1906, when it became the rail terminus for copper from the Kennicott mines. In 1938 the mine shut down. This would have been the death blow to many communities, but a developing fishing industry sustained Cordova's economy. Fish harvesting and processing has dominated the city's economy ever since, almost entirely to the exclusion of any other industry.
March 1994 Trends
February 1994
Federal Government: The Largest Alaskan Employer
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The federal government (including uniformed military personnel) has been the largest employer in Alaska since well before statehood. In Alaska's early years, it was the dominant civilian employer, and even as late as 1970, nearly one in every five civilian wage and salary jobs was with the federal government. The federal government began to fade as the dominant employer of Alaskans as the oil and other industries rose to prominence in the 1970s. However, the federal government still remains an important contributor to Alaska's job base. The ratio of federal civilian jobs to total wage and salary employment was 2.8 times that of the nation in 1992. In that same year, more than 43,000 individuals in Alaska drew a paycheck from the federal government; about 75% of these were either uniformed military, or civilian employees of military agencies. The balance of federal government employment in Alaska is civilian agency employment.
February 1994 Trends
January 1994 Rural Alaska's Different Economic Picture
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Employment opportunities in rural Alaska are less plentiful than in urban areas of the state. That is why many of the initiatives described by the Department of Community and Regional Affairs in the accompanying article are being undertaken in rural Alaska. Although the opening statement of this paragraph is accurate, it is a generalization. Some ofAlaska's rural communities have an abundance of employment opportunities. In other communities thenumber ofjobs can be counted on one hand. The size of rural communities varies from three people in Napaimute to 4,818 in Bethel. Alaska Natives are the majority population in rural Alaska, but there are some areas in which they are a minority.
January 1994 Trends


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