Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 309,900 jobs in Alaska in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 329,825 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 700 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,547 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 309,900 -700 +5,400
CPS 329,825 +1,547 -1,244

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 30,900 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 283,300 in May 2020, Alaska has gained 26,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,538 in January 2015. 10,713 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 304,991, Alaska has added 24,834 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 309,900 -700 329,825 1,547
October 2021 310,600 4,500 328,278 829
September 2021 306,100 200 327,449 589
August 2021 305,900 700 326,860 1,030
July 2021 305,200 4,400 325,830 -1,500
June 2021 300,800 -4,100 327,330 -126
May 2021 304,900 -1,000 327,456 -9
April 2021 305,900 100 327,465 2,024
March 2021 305,800 800 325,441 -2,312
February 2021 305,000 1,300 327,753 -3,620
January 2021 303,700 -400 331,373 485
December 2020 304,100 -400 330,888 -181