State economist: Alaska's still in a recession

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The U.S. Department of Labor is showing gains in employment nationwide. National data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday shows employers added 213,000 jobs in June.

But economists in Alaska say the 49th state is still a different story.

"We're still in a recession," Neal Fried, an economist with the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, told KTVA in a live interview Saturday. 

State economist: Alaska's still in a recession

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