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Alaska by the Numbers – October 2019

Here is your free monthly update on what’s going on in Alaska’s economy. The Labor Market Keeps Improving According to the Department of Labor numbers released last week, Alaska extended its winning streak to 12 consecutive months of job growth. The jobs count in September 2019 was a total of […]

What Would Direct LNG Exports Mean for Alaska?

Big news came from the Point Thomson Unit (PTU) today. Exxon has entered a Heads of Agreement with Qilak Energy to sell the long-stranded natural gas from the technically challenging reservoir via direct exports. While it is still far too early to say for sure what all this means, I’m […]

Alaska Has an Investment Return Paradox

Over the last five years, Alaska has pivoted from being a Petro-state to a Trust Fund kid. Thanks to years of saving and re-investing a quarter of our oil royalties, we now have over $66 billion in the bank. And, those billions of dollars go to work every day, bringing […]

Like It or Not, Alaska’s Economy is Growing

It was over a year ago that I pointed out that Alaska was on the verge of a recovery. Wages were starting to grow again, and I predicted that jobs would follow suit. When we look at the data today, it’s clear that those predictions came true. Yet, I still […]

Alaska by the Numbers – September 2019

Here’s your monthly briefing of what happened in the financial news and how it impacts Alaska’s economy and fiscal situation. Your $1,606 PFD is Coming on Thursday It’s official. The Department of Revenue has announced that the amount of 2019’s (FY20) PFD will be $1,606 for each eligible Alaskan. Not […]

Adding Uncertainty to Those 7 PFD Changes: PFD – Part 6

In this final article on the PFD, let’s explore how uncertainty changes the conclusions we arrived at in Part 5. Today, we will insert alternate projections into the model. From there, we can see how much the outcomes change. To keep this from getting out of hand, I’m only looking […]

Comparing the 7 Ideas to Change the PFD – PFD Part 5

Last week, I laid out the ideas that seem to pop up whenever conversations turn to the Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). Please refer back to that article for descriptions of these alternatives. This week, I want to attach some numbers onto those ideas. Please remember that I am not advocating […]

7 Circulating Ideas that Change the PFD – PFD: Part 4

We spent last month exploring some of the dynamics of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). We looked at a hypothetical perspective of equal partnership between the People and the Government. Then we evaluated how the numbers we see today are influenced by decisions from our past. In part 3, we took […]

Alaska By the Numbers – August 2019

A lot happened in Alaska during the month of August. Here’s the run down on how we read the headlines. BP and Hilcorp Agreed to Terms on Alaska Assets The news that broke the internet in Alaska last week was a press release from BP. They announced that they were […]

PFD Part 3: The “It’s Our Oil” Perspective

One of the ways that Alaska is unique was created right from the beginning of our entry into the Union. When Alaska was granted statehood in 1959, we received a 103 million acre land grant from the Federal Government. As the first state created after the Mineral Leasing Act was […]