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.
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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 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
Anchorage, Alaska Employment History