Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth
There were 176,500 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 191,296 employed persons for the month. Anchorage lost 1,200 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,889 (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 4,900 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 192,003 for Anchorage in December 2015. 707 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey. From a November 2016 low of 188,234, Anchorage has added 3,062 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Anchorage, Alaska Employment History