Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,600 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,001 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks lost 200 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 21 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,600 -200 -500
CPS 43,001 -21 -742

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks, Alaska

CES employment for Fairbanks peaked in October 2012 at 40,100. Since then 2,500 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,390 for Fairbanks in February 2012. 2,389 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 37,600 -200 43,001 -21
November 2016 37,800 -100 43,022 11
October 2016 37,900 -500 43,011 -105
September 2016 38,400 400 43,116 60
August 2016 38,000 -100 43,056 -3
July 2016 38,100 0 43,059 -66
June 2016 38,100 200 43,125 -75
May 2016 37,900 -300 43,200 -152
April 2016 38,200 100 43,352 -43
March 2016 38,100 200 43,395 -76
February 2016 37,900 -300 43,471 -161
January 2016 38,200 100 43,632 -111