December 2, 2022

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Alaska’s March job are up over 2021, but still below pre-pandemic levels


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Foods runner Amanda prepares to produce entrées at 49th State Brewing in downtown Anchorage previous summer months. (Jeff Chen/Alaska General public Media)

Alaska had additional work very last thirty day period than a calendar year previously but the figures are significantly down below people before the pandemic, a new point out labor division report demonstrates.

Alaska experienced about 6,800 a lot more work opportunities past thirty day period than in March 2021 but about 11,900 fewer employment than in March 2019, before the pandemic, in accordance to the report unveiled Friday.

The major gains above March 2021 ended up in the leisure and hospitality and trade, transportation and utilities sectors. There ended up about 2,700 extra positions in the leisure and hospitality sector final month than a yr earlier and 2,200 a lot more in the trade, transportation and utilities sector, the report said.

But there had been still 2,800 less leisure and hospitality work opportunities previous month than in March 2019. The oil and fuel sector, which had 500 additional work opportunities previous thirty day period than in March 2021, had 2,900 much less jobs than it did 3 several years prior, according to the report.

Employment in quite a few sectors, such as wellness treatment and construction, very last month exceeded all those in March 2019.

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