Southeast Alaska population numbers are not expected to change much in the next decade. However, this population is expected to get older.
This can have the upshot of creating more living-wage jobs.
“Healthcare has been sticking out at least since the 1990s as a much stronger than average growth industry,” Robinson said. The baby boomers as they get older are expected to require more health care, he said.
Economies are big and complicated, Robinson said. Numbers within the economy, like Juneau’s jobs numbers, don’t change very fast.