Alaska Job Growth
There were 304,600 jobs in Alaska in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 325,833 employed persons for the month. Alaska added 3,800 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 1,497 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.
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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 March 2015 for Alaska at 340,800. Since then 36,200 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 283,300 in May 2020, Alaska has gained 21,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,538 in January 2015. 14,705 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 304,991, Alaska has added 20,842 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History