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Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)

Pittman, Tom L.
Alaska,   pp. 43-51 ff. PDF (952.3 KB)


Page 44

Mining' 
Manu!acturing do -- - 
Contract construction do__ - 
Transportation and public utilities do_ - - - 
Wholesale and retail trade do 
Finance, insurance, real estate do___ 
Services do___ 
Government                               
5.0 5.6 5.7 + 1.8 
10.9 11.7 12.6 +7.7 
19.6 12.1 10.1 —16.5 
16.2 16.4 16.8 +2.4 
28.3 28.9 29.7 +2.8 
6.2 8.1 8.6 +6.2 
27.0 279 30.0 +7.5 
50.1 53.6 54.8 +2.2 
 163.3  164.3  168.3 +2.4 
 $4,313 $4,369 $4,568 +4.6 
 $10,455 $10,849 $11,252 +3.7 
6,912 ~4,651 2,693 —42.1 
 $157.3 $85.5 $78.3 —8.4 
 $111.8 $46.0 $90.0 +95.7 
 120 116 90 —22.4 
$154.6 $163.7 $128.4 —24.6 
 $374 $406 $304 —25.1 
 $264 $279 $210 —24.7 
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MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 
Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in Alaska, by region1
(Thousands) 
Region 
1977 
1978 
Mifle~als ~o~ced1in 1978 
Bristol Bay                          
Cook Inlet-Susitna_ —                    
Copper River                         
Kenai Peninsula                       
Kodiak -Kuskokwizn.                         NorthernAlaska              
      Seward Peninsula                      
Southeastern Alaska                    
Yukon River                         
Undistributed2                        
$8 
4,011 
W 
454 
W 
W 
W 
W 
W 
1,187 
148,976 
- 
$10,486 
237 
323 
W 
W 
13 
W 
W 
1,392 
151,204 
Sand and gravel, gold, stone, silver. 
Stone, sand and graveL 
Sand and gravel, gold, silver, lead. 
Sandandgravel,stone. 
Tungsten. 
SandandgraveL 
Sand and gravel, stone, gold, tin. 
Stone, sand and graveL 
Sand and gravel, copper, silver. 
Total3                          
154,635 
163,661 
W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary date; included with "Undistributed."
1No production was reported in Alaska Peninsula, Aleutian Islands, Bering
Sea, and Northwestern Alaska Regions. 
2lncludes gem stones, some sand and gravel, gold, and silver that cannot
be assigned to specific regions. may not add to totals shown because of independent
rounding. 
Table 3.—Indicators of Alaska business activity 
1978-79 
 1977 1978 1979" percent    change 
Employment and labor force, annual average: 
 Total civilian labor force thousands~ 
Unemployment                                
175.0 181.0 180.0 —.6 
16.0 20.0 16.0 —20.0 
 Total nonagricultural employment1 do - — — 
Personal income: 
  Total millions~ 
  Per capita_________________________________________ 
Construction activity: 
 Number of private and public residential units authorized________ 
 Value of nonresidential construction million&. - 
 ValueofStateroadcontractawards                  
Shipments of portland cement to and within the State thousand short tons_
- 
Nonfuel mineral production value: 
 Total crude mineral value millions._ 
Value per capita, resident population  
Value persquare mile________________________________ 
 "Preliminary. 
' Includes bituminous coal and oil and gas extraction. 2Series revised in
1978; data not comparable with those of prior years. 
 Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor, Highway
and Heavy Construction Magazine, and U.S. Bureau of Mines. 
were recorded on Federal and State lands. reported 59,296 mining claims on
federal 
Annual assessment work was recorded on land had been recorded as required
by 
50,942 claims, giving a total of 72,096 Fed- provisions in the Federal Land
Manageeral and State claims. Through October 22, ment and Policy Act. 
1979, the Bureau of Land Management Increases in exploration effort and the


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