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February 2017 Ups and Downs for Oil Industry Jobs
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The decline in oil prices over the last couple of years led to major job losses for the oil and gas industry in Alaska in 2016. As of June, the industry’s employment had fallen to 11,100 after reaching a record monthly average of 14,100 in 2015.

Fluctuation is nothing new for Alaska oil industry employment, which has waxed and waned for decades.
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January 2017 Employment Forecast for 2017
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In 2016, job losses spread through nearly all sectors of Alaska’s economy, and more broad-based decline is forecasted for 2017.

Employment losses began in the last months of 2015 in the industries directly related to oil production, after prices fell. Initial loss was limited to the oil and gas industry and closely related sectors, including construction, professional and business services, and state government. In 2016, losses spread into sectors not directly related to the oil industry.
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