This month in history: Alaska oil and gas jobs on the decline
20 years ago this month: After completion of Alpine and Northstar, numbers falling, now approach '99 lows, Labor department notes
Editor's note: This story first appeared in the Sept. 21, 2003, issue of Petroleum News.
Oil and gas employment is the mainstay of Alaska's economy, but the number of employees in that industry is falling, driven down by a lack of new projects, and is approaching the low of 7,900 reached in 1999.
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Big job losses in early 1990s
Mergers, project completion drive decline
What is driving the decline?
Alaska's industry a fraction of that in Texas
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