Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 331,900 jobs in Alaska in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 329,353 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 600 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 284 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 331,900 -600 +4,600
CPS 329,353 -284 -3,775

Alaska Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Alaska 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 in Alaska

CES employment peaked in January 2015 for Alaska at 340,700. Since then 8,800 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,000 in December 2017, Alaska has gained 4,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,619 in January 2015. 11,266 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 331,900 -600 329,353 -284
June 2019 332,500 200 329,637 -570
May 2019 332,300 300 330,207 -840
April 2019 332,000 500 331,047 -604
March 2019 331,500 1,000 331,651 -536
February 2019 330,500 0 332,187 -619
January 2019 330,500 1,400 332,806 -434
December 2018 329,100 2,000 333,240 12
November 2018 327,100 -1,700 333,228 12
October 2018 328,800 1,100 333,216 47
September 2018 327,700 600 333,169 52
August 2018 327,100 -200 333,117 -11