Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

State cuts and poor harvests hampering SE economy


September 21, 2017

With Southeast Conference wrapping up in Haines this morning, municipalities, businesses and individuals from around the region should have a better idea of how the economy is faring.

Each year, SEC's Southeast Alaska By the Numbers report looks at the preceding year's demographic and labor statistics, noting trends and making forecasts where possible. Released just this week, the report for 2016 indicated it had been a tough year for the region, economically speaking. For the first time since 2007 jobs and earnings were both down from the previous year. The labor force declined by 434 net...

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