Alaska Job Growth
There were 335,200 jobs in Alaska in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,324 employed persons for the month. Alaska added 400 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 330 (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 May 2015 for Alaska at 341,400. Since then 6,200 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 334,800 in October 2016, Alaska has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 341,100 in April 2014. 6,776 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History