The new Alaska jobs forecast from the state Department of Labor is out, and it clearly points to steady growth in government spending despite a forecast for fewer state jobs.
The reality is written in both the top line of the report, which forecasts job gains, and the bottom line, which reflects job losses. The latter would indicate the government watchdogs are dying, and dead dogs don’t bark. But first that top line.
It predicts the big job growth in Alaska through 2026 will come in health care and social assistance. The costs of the latter is shouldered by government, and it is sure to cost a lot.