Alaska Dept. of Labor: Seafood Jobs Dropped 4.9% in 2018
Seafood jobs in Alaska fell last year by 4.9%, erasing the increase posted in 2017. Last year’s drop was slightly less than the 5% drop seen in 2016, the largest decrease since 2010.
The trigger was salmon, which represents the largest share of the state’s harvesting employment. The total decline was about 407 average annual jobs, bringing Alaska’s harvesting employment down to 7,924 average monthly jobs. The loss would have been greater had it not been for increased fishing in September and November.
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