Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 328,500 jobs in Alaska in January 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 325,380 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 1,000 jobs in January 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 217 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey January 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 328,500 -1,000 -800
CPS 325,380 -217 -2,476

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 12,300 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,000 in April 2018, Alaska has gained 1,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,583 in January 2015. 15,203 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through January 2020

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
January 2020 328,500 -1,000 325,380 -217
December 2019 329,500 -100 325,597 29
November 2019 329,600 -800 325,568 -50
October 2019 330,400 -600 325,618 -230
September 2019 331,000 1,300 325,848 -271
August 2019 329,700 -900 326,119 -289
July 2019 330,600 400 326,408 -203
June 2019 330,200 1,700 326,611 -163
May 2019 328,500 -1,400 326,774 -165
April 2019 329,900 0 326,939 -240
March 2019 329,900 500 327,179 -323
February 2019 329,400 100 327,502 -354