Governor Sean Parnell issued the following statement for Labor Day:
"During an era when the economy has been extra tough on American families, with nationwide unemployment persisting at record-high levels, our labor force feels the pressure now, more than ever. I offer my thanks to workers in both the public and private sector for their steady, professional service, and we offer encouragement to those who struggle to find employment.
"We will continue working to grow opportunities, jobs and Alaska's economy. This weekend we honor those who built this nation, and those who continue to unleash their ingenuity, creativity and professionalism to benefit our great state. Have a safe and memorable weekend."