Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 328,400 jobs in Alaska in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 332,717 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 700 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 523 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 328,400 -700 +300
CPS 332,717 -523 -1,319

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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,000 in December 2017, Alaska has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,619 in January 2015. 7,902 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2019

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2019 328,400 -700 332,717 -523
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
July 2018 327,300 -200 333,128 -34
June 2018 327,500 500 333,162 -105
May 2018 327,000 0 333,267 -139
April 2018 327,000 -900 333,406 -169
March 2018 327,900 100 333,575 -209
February 2018 327,800 -300 333,784 -252