Department of Numbers

Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth

There were 179,200 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,453 employed persons for the month. Anchorage added 200 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 216 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 179,200 +200 -2,000
CPS 188,453 +216 -3,163

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 2016 at 182,700. Since then 3,500 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 178,500 in September 2016, Anchorage has gained 700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 192,003 for Anchorage in December 2015. 3,550 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey. From a October 2016 low of 188,237, Anchorage has added 216 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Anchorage, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 179,200 200 188,453 216
October 2016 179,000 500 188,237 -1,530
September 2016 178,500 -1,800 189,767 -766
August 2016 180,300 -700 190,533 -228
July 2016 181,000 -800 190,761 110
June 2016 181,800 -900 190,651 242
May 2016 182,700 1,900 190,409 -1
April 2016 180,800 -400 190,410 407
March 2016 181,200 -700 190,003 -309
February 2016 181,900 600 190,312 -733
January 2016 181,300 -900 191,045 -958
December 2015 182,200 1,000 192,003 387