Alaska Job Growth
There were 328,400 jobs in Alaska in January 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 332,717 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 700 jobs in January 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 523 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.
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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 340,700. Since then 12,300 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 327,000 in December 2017, Alaska has gained 1,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,619 in January 2015. 7,902 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History