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By Curt Freeman
For Mining News 

Stats reflect mining's impact on Alaska

High wages, larger payouts in taxes, royalties to public and private stakeholders attest to industry's importance to state economy


Last updated 2/27/2011 at Noon

There are some new stats out regarding mining's impact on Alaska that the McDowell Group Inc. produced for the State of Alaska.

For 2010, the Alaska mining industry accounted for 3,500 direct jobs and 5,500 indirect jobs.

The industry paid US$350 million in payroll with the average salary totaling US$95,000 per year, which is double the statewide average for all sectors.

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