Alaska Fish Radio: Fishing Jobs Hit Hard by COVID Pandemic
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Fishing jobs got hit hard by Covid.
The Covid pandemic last year caused a more than 14 percent drop in Alaska fishing jobs since the state started tracking the numbers in 2000.
Employment decreased from a monthly average of 7,654 in 2019 to 6,575 last year with declines across almost all months and in all fisheries.
That’s according to November’s Alaska Economic Trends by the state Department of Labor.
Over the year, statewide salmon harvesting lost about...
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