Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 335,200 +400 -2,900
CPS 334,324 -330 -4,991

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

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 335,200 400 334,324 -330
October 2016 334,800 -2,400 334,654 -569
September 2016 337,200 -1,100 335,223 159
August 2016 338,300 -1,700 335,064 82
July 2016 340,000 300 334,982 -114
June 2016 339,700 700 335,096 -373
May 2016 339,000 1,500 335,469 -1,276
April 2016 337,500 -900 336,745 -1,097
March 2016 338,400 -1,200 337,842 -1,167
February 2016 339,600 400 339,009 -497
January 2016 339,200 0 339,506 211
December 2015 339,200 1,100 339,295 -20