Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth
There were 175,900 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 190,827 employed persons for the month. Anchorage lost 1,600 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 386 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.
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Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.
Anchorage, Alaska Employment Changes
The charts below show the monthly job growth for Anchorage 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 for Anchorage, Alaska
CES employment for Anchorage peaked in May 2015 at 181,400. Since then 5,500 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 193,718 for Anchorage in June 2017. 2,891 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Anchorage, Alaska Employment History