Alaska Job Growth
There were 329,400 jobs in Alaska in May 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 336,245 employed persons for the month. Alaska added 200 jobs in May 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 249 (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 January 2015 for Alaska at 341,100. Since then 11,700 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 326,500 in November 2017, Alaska has gained 2,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,969 in January 2015. 4,724 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey. From a January 2018 low of 336,189, Alaska has added 56 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History