Alaska has now lost jobs 22 months in a row

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska lost jobs over the last year.

    That's according to Dan Robinson, chief of the Research and Analysis Unit in the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development.  "We had two point 1 percent fewer jobs in July 2017 than we had in July 2016."  He adds that's the 22nd consecutive month of job loss.

    That was exceeded during the recession in the 1980's when job losses  occurred in 25 consecutive months.  "So we're getting there," Robinson said.  "The odds are good that we will extend beyond 25, but that two point one percent is relatively mild compared to was was seven and half percent in the 80's."

    Robinson was a guest on Action Line Tuesday.

     

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