Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 175,900 -1,600 -1,500
CPS 190,827 -386 +937

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

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Anchorage, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 175,900 -1,600 190,827 -386
October 2017 177,500 -600 191,213 -638
September 2017 178,100 300 191,851 -625
August 2017 177,800 -100 192,476 -1,081
July 2017 177,900 600 193,557 -161
June 2017 177,300 -700 193,718 630
May 2017 178,000 1,300 193,088 1,162
April 2017 176,700 400 191,926 -442
March 2017 176,300 -600 192,368 998
February 2017 176,900 -800 191,370 1,445
January 2017 177,700 100 189,925 -86
December 2016 177,600 200 190,011 121