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The following is a greeting given in one of the 20 indigenous languages recognized by the State of Alaska.

Ade' ndadz dengit'a?
(Deg Xinag)
"Hello, how are you?"

Alaska Resident Hire Information

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  • Nonresidents Working in Alaska 2018
  • Nonresident Workers
    20.7%
    2018
  • Nonresident Workers by
    Place of Work
    2018
  • Nonresident Wages
    15.0%
    2018
  • Nonresident Oil Industry Workers
    34.8%
    2018
  • Nonresident Seafood Processing Workers
    74.4%
    2018
  • Nonresident Construction Industry Workers
    18.6%
    2018
  • Leisure and Hospitality Workers
    30.8%
    2018
cover of Nonresidents report 2018
  • Nonresidents made up 20.7 percent of Alaska's workforce in 2018 and earned 15.0 percent of wages.
  • The total workforce fell 0.2 percent, to 406,547.
  • There were 322,309 residents and 84,238 nonresidents working in Alaska in 2018.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • The percentage of nonresident workers fell in 2018. Nonresidents made up 20.7 percent of workers in 2018, two-tenths ofa percentage point lower than 2017’s rate of 20.9 percent.
  • Resident workers rose slightly while nonresident workers were down in 2018. Resident workers
    were up 175, or 0.1 percent, to 322,309. Nonresident workers fell 1.0 percent (-883) to 84,238.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • Factors that affect the percentage of nonresident workers in an area include large seasonal employment fluctuations, small local populations, and remote worksites.
  • The highest percentages of nonresidents are found in areas such as the Southwest region, Skagway, and Denali where remote worksites and highly seasonal fish processing and tourism work requires supplemental workers.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • Total resident wages rose by $510 million (3.7 percent), to $14.2 billion while total nonresident wages rose $40 million (1.6 percent), to $2.5 billion.
  • The share of wages earned by nonresidents decrease by three-tenths of a percentage point. Nonresidents earned 15.0 percent of total wages, down from 15.3 percent in 2017.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • The oil industry employed 4.8 percent of all nonresident workers.
  • The percentage of nonresidents working in oil and gas rose from 33.6 percent to 34.8 percent.
  • Th e number of workers in the oil industry fell 10.3 percent in 2018, a drop of 1,327 workers. Of the total decline, 1,016 or 76.6 percent were residents while 311 or 23.4 percent were nonresidents.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • The seafood processing industry is the largest employer of nonresidents, with 21 percent of all nonresidents working in the industry.
  • Th e industry employed 17,385 nonresidents in 2018, representing 74.4 percent of the processing workforce.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • Construction employed 5.3 percent of all nonresident workers.
  • Th e number of construction workers rose to 23,967 in 2018, an increase of 1,261 or 5.6 percent.
  • Nonresidents accounted for 18.6 percent of all construction workers, up from 17.9 percent.

Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development, Research and Analysis Section

  • Leisure and hospitality, including recreation, accommodation, and food service, is the second largest employer of nonresidents, at 18.3 percent of the nonresident workforce.
  • Nonresidents were 30.9 percent of visitor-related industrie's 63,143 total workers, unchanged from 2017.

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