Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 316,700 jobs in Alaska in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 344,378 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 689 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 316,700 -200 +7,300
CPS 344,378 +689 +16,401

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 24,100 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 283,300 in April 2020, Alaska has gained 33,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Alaska for April 2022 is at a new high of 344,378.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 316,700 -200 344,378 689
March 2022 316,900 1,100 343,689 1,370
February 2022 315,800 -1,100 342,319 1,339
January 2022 316,900 0 340,980 1,706
December 2021 316,900 600 339,274 334
November 2021 316,300 500 338,940 865
October 2021 315,800 6,000 338,075 2,004
September 2021 309,800 500 336,071 2,182
August 2021 309,300 700 333,889 1,983
July 2021 308,600 3,800 331,906 1,623
June 2021 304,800 -500 330,283 1,203
May 2021 305,300 -4,100 329,080 1,103