Presentations and webinars

Recorded webinars

  • How full was the 2022 tourism season?
  • How do most tourists travel to Alaska?
  • Is capacity projected to increase?
November 01, 2022
Slides: 2022CruiseSeasonInJuneau.pdf
  • Carl Uchytil, Port Manager, City and Borough of Juneau
  • Dale Wade, Vice President of Marketing & Customer Services, Alaska Railroad
  • Michelle Drenker, Research Director, Destination Analysts
  • Moderator: Karinne Wiebold, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Occupational projections through 2030

  • Which job opportunities are expected to arise in Alaska through 2030?
  • Will the source of openings be from turnover or industry growth?
October 27, 2022
Slides: Industry & Occupational Projections 2020-2030.pdf
  • Paul Martz, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Moderator: Karinne Wiebold, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • How much more expensive are the things we buy than they used to be?
  • Which items have gone up the most?
  • Have wages kept pace?
October 26, 2022
  • Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Moderator: Dan Robinson, Chief of Research, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • What does it mean that Alaska is getting older?
  • How is Alaska's age structure projected to change?
October 26, 2022
Slides: AgingAlaska.pdf
  • David Howell, State Demographer, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Eric Sandberg, Demographer, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Moderator: Liz Brooks, Research Analyst, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Job numbers by industry for U.S., West Coast, and Alaska

  • Which industries have fewer jobs now than in 2019?
  • Which industries have grown since 2019?
October 25, 2022
Slides: EmploymentChangeSince2019.pdf
  • Karinne Wiebold, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Amar Mann, Supervisory Economist, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics San Francisco regional office
  • Moderator: Dan Robinson, Chief of Research, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

About the Count Question Resolution and Post-Census Group Quarters Review programs

  • What kind of documentation is needed when submitting a case to either program? 
  • How can jurisdictions avoid common pitfalls when submitting a case? 
October 19, 2022
  • Judy Belton, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Matt Frates, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Sonia Collazo, U.S. Census Bureau

State and national population projections through 2050  

  • What are the drivers for growth?  
  • How have growth trends changed? 
October 11, 2022
Slides: PopulationProjections2022.pdf
  • David Howell, State Demographer, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • Anne Morse, Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Moderator: Liz Brooks, Research Analyst, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Alaska Department of Health presents findings from its 2020-21 Excess Deaths Report

  • Why is there a difference in the number of reported deaths due to COVID and the number of excess deaths? 
  • Which age group had the most excess? (Hint: Not 65+)
October 10, 2022
Slides: Impact of COVID-19 on Alaska Mortality Trends V5.1.pdf
  • Jared Parrish, Public Health Scientist, Alaska Department of Health
  • Richard Raines, Research Analyst 4, Alaska Department of Health
  • Moderator: David Howell, Demographer, Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development