As job numbers have rebounded, more attention is being paid to “labor churn” — not just job openings, but also things like how many workers are in those jobs and how many are quitting or retiring.
As of July, Alaska had made up less than half of its COVID-related job losses.
Recovery forecasts are constrained by big unknowns, such as levels of federal aid and the course of the pandemic.
The Alaska Permanent Fund dividend going out in July will be $992. The amount announced on Friday is $8 less than the Alaska Legislature estimated when it budgeted for the annual dividend.
After five years of growth, Southeast Alaska’s labor force and population leveled off in 2013.