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Report: Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Among Lowest Incomes
A state report says the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area has some of the lowest incomes in Alaska.
BETHEL- A state report says the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area has some of the lowest incomes in Alaska.
A recent analysis by the Alaska Department of Labor looked at the Bethel and Wade Hampton census areas. A full report appears in the October issue of Alaska Economic Trends.
The analysis found that people in the Wade Hampton area earned a per capita average of $22,000 in 2011 - the lowest incomes in the state. The Wade Hampton area includes communities in western Alaska such as Hooper Bay.
The Bethel census area was the sixth lowest, with a $32,100 per capita average.
State economist Mali Abrahamson says the economy in the Wade Hampton area provides few economic opportunities.