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ERIC Number: ED037654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Pages: 32
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Joblessness in the Arctic: The Alaskan Paradox.
Bland, Laurel L.
Alaska is in the paradoxical position of having more jobs available than people, and at the same time maintaining one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. This report discusses the nature and skills of the unemployed and underemployed, and presents tables of demographic information. While a fair percentage of Alaskan native youth receive some vocational training, the utilization of this training is uncertain. It is believed that young adults (16-30 years of age) comprise the largest percentage of the native population that moves between the villages and the larger communities in a vague search for cash employment. With little awareness of the employment actually available and scant experience with established procedures for finding a job, many of these young people may remain outside the work-force. No accurate estimate is available of the number of rural women who should be included in potential work-force estimates. (MF)
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Identifiers: Alaska