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-The total Alaska workforce increased 1.5 percent, to 414,569. The number of resident workers rose by 2,470, or 0.75 percent, to 331,081. The number of nonresident workers employed in Alaska in 2011 increased by 3,632, or 4.5 percent, to 83,488.
-Average resident wages were higher than average nonresident wages. Resident workers in Alaska typically have higher average annual wages than nonresidents, and 2011 was no exception. Average resident wages increased 2.7 percent in 2011, to $37,947, while average nonresident wages increased 3.9 percent, to $24,890.
-The percentage of nonresident workers in Alaska increased in 2011. The percentage of nonresident workers in Alaska was 20.1 percent in 2011, up from 19.6 percent in 2010.
-The percentage of wages earned by nonresidents increased in 2011. Total private sector and state and local government wages totaled $14.6 billion in 2011. Nonresidents earned 14.2 percent of total wages in 2011, up from 13.6 percent in 2010.
-Growth in total nonresident wages outpaced that of residents. Resident wages increased 3.5 percent to $12.6 billion in 2011, while nonresident wages increased 8.6 percent to $2.1 billion.
-The seafood processing industry employed the greatest number of nonresidents. There were 5,464 resident workers and 17,897 nonresident workers in the seafood processing industry in 2011. In 2011, 21.4 percent of all nonresident workers in Alaska were in seafood processing, up from 20.3 percent in 2010. Nonresidents working in seafood processing earned 11.0 percent of all nonresident wages.
-The number of resident workers decreased and nonresident workers increased in the oil industry. The number of residents in the oil industry dropped 0.9 percent, while the number of nonresident workers rose 1.5 percent. Wages for both resident and nonresident workers in the oil industry increased by 4.3 and 6.0 percent, respectively.
-In the construction industry, both resident and nonresident worker counts fell. The number of workers in the construction industry has fallen in each of the past six years. The number of resident workers employed in the construction industry fell 2.2 percent during 2011, and the number of nonresident workers fell 1.6 percent.