Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 327,400 jobs in Alaska in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,951 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 3,000 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 139 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 327,400 -3,000 -2,500
CPS 336,951 -139 +897

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 13,400 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 342,431 in May 2017. 5,480 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 327,400 -3,000 336,951 -139
October 2017 330,400 -700 337,090 -747
September 2017 331,100 -900 337,837 -1,105
August 2017 332,000 300 338,942 -1,627
July 2017 331,700 -700 340,569 -1,455
June 2017 332,400 1,500 342,024 -407
May 2017 330,900 2,500 342,431 1
April 2017 328,400 0 342,430 1,161
March 2017 328,400 -1,700 341,269 1,795
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