Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 326,300 jobs in Alaska in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,228 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 0 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 678 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 326,300 0 -3,100
CPS 334,228 -678 -2,312

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 14,800 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 326,300 in July 2018, Alaska has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,969 in January 2015. 6,741 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 326,300 0 334,228 -678
July 2018 326,300 -900 334,906 -629
June 2018 327,200 -1,500 335,535 -675
May 2018 328,700 -500 336,210 -284
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