The industry hit the hardest being leisure and Hospitality. Health care was down 2,900 jobs due to suspension of nonurgent care said the department, while retail employment was down 2,600 jobs or 7.2 %.
The layoffs will affect non-providers and retain providers in the event that there is an increase in COVID-19 cases. The employee furlough will last for four weeks but furloughed employees will only be brought back if patient rates increase.
Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced on April 9 that individuals utilizing the state's internet unemployment insurance filing system are now able to file their claim certifications on a weekly basis rather than every two weeks.
Industry and government travel restrictions preventing large cruise ships from docking in Alaska are expected to have an enormous impact in Juneau, where one out of every 7 or 8 jobs is in travel and hospitality.