Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 328,400 -1,700 -6,900
CPS 341,266 +1,792 +4,020

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

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 328,400 -1,700 341,266 1,792
February 2017 330,100 1,900 339,474 2,141
January 2017 328,200 -1,200 337,333 1,187
December 2016 329,400 -500 336,146 92
November 2016 329,900 -700 336,054 66
October 2016 330,600 700 335,988 28
September 2016 329,900 -1,900 335,960 -31
August 2016 331,800 -300 335,991 -128
July 2016 332,100 800 336,119 -237
June 2016 331,300 -2,300 336,356 -312
May 2016 333,600 -1,500 336,668 -308
April 2016 335,100 -200 336,976 -270