Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Alaska's job losses slowed in December 2018.
The state's oil and gas industry experienced modest growth last month as some sectors of the economy have continued shedding jobs.
The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development released its December employment numbers last week, indicating that some losses from the recession are slowing.
Oil and gas employment turned positive last month, meaning there were more people employed in the industry than there were in December 2017.
Oil industry jobs have declined since 2015.
The report falls in line with the department's projection that jobs in the oil and gas industry would grow modestly this year.