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This paper compares Alaska to other states in the United States. It provides demographic data and economic figures on which to base the comparison. It looks at the poverty and prosperity that is spread throughout Alaska and discusses plans by the government to boost the state's economy.
From the Paper:"Alaskan families earn nearly 52 thousand dollars per household or approximately 20% more than the nation's average of 42 thousand. However, there are vast geographic disparities in poverty. 9.4% of Alaska's population lives below the poverty level, however this varies widely from county to county. In Yukon-Koyukuk, Wade-Hampton, Bethel and Dillingham counties, poverty levels range from 18.1 to 24.4 percent. Conversely, in Juneau and Anchorage, the state's largest cities, poverty levels are below 4%. Alaska's state sector is large, with over 20% of the population employed in teaching and health care, and with 10.7 percent employed in public administration. The state's manufacturing base only employs 2.6% of its workers. Retail trades also claim 11.6% of the state's employees."
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Alaska (2004, February 11) Retrieved November 23, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/essay/alaska-47627/
"Alaska" 11 February 2004. Web. 23 November. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/essay/alaska-47627/>