The Alaska Department of Labor & Workforce Development has released August Trends, a report that examines the aging of Alaska’s labor force. The large number of baby boomers, who are just entering their senior years, means the average age in Alaska is increasing. More older Alaskans are also choosing to stay in the state and work longer than they have in the past.
Also this month is a profile of the Prince of Wales-Hyder Census Area, a place with a rich history in natural resources that has had to redefine its economy in recent years. The decline of the timber industry led to a loss of jobs, but Prince of Wales’ population appears to be recovering.
Finally, the August issue looks at Alaskans’ household and personal income by area, and the racial and ethnic makeup of our workforce – one that is more diverse than that of the nation.
See the report here: