Retail jobs down in Alaska

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) State Labor Economist Neal Fried reported a loss in retail jobs in his article in the April edition of Alaska Economic Trends.

    There were 37,416 retails jobs in the state in 2015.  That was down to 36,340 in 2017, a nearly three percent decline.

    Anchorage was done 3.3 percent; Fairbanks, 3.7 percent; and Juneau 4.8 percent.

    Ketchikan gained jobs to the tune of 5.5 percent.

    "Overall retail is losing ground due to the recession and also to e-commerce.  Its under a lot of pressure right now."

    Sitka and Skagway were flat while the Hoonah Angoon Census Area added five jobs during that time.

    Fried made his remarks on Action Line.


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