Report: Ak jobs gain after 3 years of losses


ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A state labor department report says recent job gains after three years of losses could signal the end of Alaska’s recession.

The report says the state saw year-over-year job growth for seven straight months, starting in October. This followed revisions to 2018 figures. The Anchorage Daily News reports the department revises job numbers after releasing initial estimates.

While the growth was small, department economist Karinne Wiebold says it strengthens the case that the economy is recovering. The numbers remain subject to change, and Wiebold says it’s too ea...

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