Southwest Alaska Has Double Digit Unemployment

Mar 23, 2013

The Southwest region of Alaska is the only region in the State with double-digit unemployment. The February unemployment data was released on Friday and it shows a 13.2-percent unemployment rate in Southwest Alaska. That's down from the 14.4-percent in January but is slightly higher than the 12.9-percent rate recorded in February of 2012.

January Unemployment Numbers for Alaska Released

Mar 13, 2013

Alaska's unemployment rate has been lower than the national rate for 51 straight months. As KDLG's Mike Mason explains... that's a record and it's the longest stretch since unemployment has been officially counted in Alaska.

A new forecast anticipates that construction spending this year will be up about 8-percent compared to last year.

SWAMC Members Approve Several Resolutions

Feb 27, 2013

The members of the Southwest Alaska Municipal Conference approved several resolutions during their annual meeting last week in Anchorage.