Department of Numbers

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.

Employment Survey May 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 329,400 +200 -500
CPS 336,245 -249 -859

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

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2018

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2018 329,400 200 336,245 -249
April 2018 329,200 200 336,494 -16
March 2018 329,000 0 336,510 245
February 2018 329,000 1,300 336,265 76
January 2018 327,700 1,200 336,189 -64
December 2017 326,500 0 336,253 29
November 2017 326,500 -2,600 336,224 -25
October 2017 329,100 600 336,249 -128
September 2017 328,500 -900 336,377 -163
August 2017 329,400 300 336,540 -218
July 2017 329,100 -1,000 336,758 -179
June 2017 330,100 200 336,937 -167