Tag: Alaska Economic Report

Skagway’s economy depends on cruise tourism. With little money coming in, the city is paying millions of dollars to residents

In Skagway, the city is distributing a large portion of its federal CARES Act funding directly to residents. City officials hope this unique action will save the town.

LISTEN: Interest rates are low, but competition is high for home buyers in Alaska

Home prices have remained surprisingly high during the pandemic, which may be a result of fewer people moving out.

LISTEN: More women, young Alaskans, among unprecedented number of unemployment filings in April

Like many other things in the past few months, Alaska Department of Labor Economist Jenna Luhrs says unemployment numbers were unprecedented.

LISTEN: April’s job losses were huge — how long will they last?

But, unlike other periods of significant job loss in Alaska’s history, this one may be short lived.

Pandemic stirs greater demand for local meat and produce as Alaskans head into summer

"Farmers are selling everything they can get slaughtered right now," said Schade."

LISTEN: How Alaska’s non-profits are feeling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Alaska’s economy and it's businesses are facing great uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And the non-profit industry is no exception.

LISTEN: Job gains expected for Alaska in 2020

In 2020, the state is expected to continue adding jobs, but more slowly.

LISTEN: Only one state ferry is currently in operation. How are coastal communities dealing with sailing uncertainty?

This summer, many Alaskans have seen long gaps in service. In some communities, it is still uncertain when boats will return.

One Anchorage business delivers 150 pizzas a week by plane

There's one Anchorage business flying pizzas hundreds of miles, to far corners of the state.

On average, Anchorage households spent $70,000 in one year. Where did that money go?

"Our housing story is vastly different from the rest of the country. And it has been now for four or five years."

Seven things to know about getting into and out of debt

It's the holiday season ⁠— a time of celebration, gift giving and spending. It can be tempting to lessen the impact of that spending by charging purchases on credit cards. But there are some important things to know.

Did the big 2018 earthquake shake up Alaska’s economy?

A year after the quake, are there clear impacts on Alaska's economy as a whole?

Researchers to study wildfire, unstable permafrost and rain-in-winter events on urban Alaska

Over the next four years, a collaborative research project aims to take a close look at three natural hazards: wildfire, unstable permafrost, and rain-in-winter events.

How can Alaskans make the most of the PFD? Here are a few ideas.

Beyond the political battle, part of the PFD story is a lot more personal. If you're handed this sum of money each year — how do you make the most of it?

Research shows studded tires cost the state millions of dollars in road maintenance every year

A new report finds that over the next 20 years, the road maintenance related to studded tire use will cost the state way more than what it takes in from fees drivers pay to use them.