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Ketchikan - Statewide: February Unemployment Unchanged Statewide at 8.9%; Ketchikan's Unemployment Rate 11.3% - Alaska's unemployment rate remained at 8.9 percent in February. The state's rate typically reaches its highest levels in January and February and then declines steadily to a low point in August that is two to three percentage points lower than the winter level according to information released Friday by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

The comparable national rate ( not seasonally adjusted) was 6.0 percent. The much less seasonal national economy rarely sees unemployment rate fluctuations of greater than one percentage point over the course of a year. Dan Robinson, an economist with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, reported the numbers.

Around Southeast Alaska, Ketchikan reported as 11.3 percent unemployment in February down from January's reported unemployment rate of 11.8 percent. The unemployment rate for Prince of Wales' for February was reported as 19.0 percent down from January's 20.2 percent . Wrangell-Petersburg reported 15.9 percent down form January's 16.4 percent and Sitka reported 8.8 percent down from January's 9.1 percent. Juneau reported 7.3 percent down from January's 7.5 percent. - Read more...
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A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance

PhotosIn general, not many people are interested in herring. It's not exactly a glamour fish. You won't see a snapshot of a grinning fishermen posing for the camera while holding up a trophy eight-inch goggle-eyed herring by the tail. And when was the last time you had baked, fried, roasted, grilled or pickled herring? The only time most people come in contact with herring is when they skewer a chunk of it onto a hook for bait when salmon fishing. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
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