Alaska Fishing Jobs Set Records in 2017
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Fish Radio with Laine Welch] - November 8, 2018
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After a steep drop in 2016, seafood harvesting jobs grew 8.3 percent last year, the most in percent terms among all Alaska industries.
Fishing jobs hit a record in 2017 at 8,509 monthly jobs on average, and jumping to nearly 25,000 jobs in July.
According to the state Department of Labor’s November Economic Trends, salmon fishing jobs grew overall but varied considerably by region. The crab fisheries had the only employment loss ...
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