Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,600 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in August 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,687 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 100 jobs in August 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 67 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,600 +100 -100
CPS 43,687 -67 +226

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. From a trough of 37,000 in February 2017, Fairbanks has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,378 for Fairbanks in February 2012. 1,691 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 43,345, Fairbanks has added 342 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2017

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2017 37,600 100 43,687 -67
July 2017 37,500 200 43,754 2
June 2017 37,300 200 43,752 55
May 2017 37,100 0 43,697 -4
April 2017 37,100 0 43,701 -76
March 2017 37,100 100 43,777 157
February 2017 37,000 -400 43,620 181
January 2017 37,400 100 43,439 94
December 2016 37,300 100 43,345 -33
November 2016 37,200 -300 43,378 -27
October 2016 37,500 -200 43,405 -31
September 2016 37,700 0 43,436 -25