Alaska Job Growth
There were 328,400 jobs in Alaska in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 341,266 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 1,700 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,792 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.
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Alaska Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Alaska as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.
CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month
Total Employment in Alaska
CES employment peaked in January 2015 for Alaska at 340,800. Since then 12,400 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 328,200 in January 2017, Alaska has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska for March 2017 is at a new high of 341,266.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History