The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Alaskans soon will get a little tax break because the state’s relatively good job market has made it sensible to cut the amount we pay for unemployment insurance.
Gov. Sean Parnell announced Monday that the unemployment insurance tax on the combination of the average rate paid by employers and employees would drop by 22 percent, from 3.32 percent this calendar year to 2.59 percent next. That will save Alaskans $89 million, according to a news release from the governor’s office.