Alaska Job Growth
There were 310,000 jobs in Alaska in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 327,434 employed persons for the month. Alaska added 1,500 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 5,193 (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 March 2015 for Alaska at 340,800. Since then 30,800 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 281,300 in April 2020, Alaska has gained 28,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,583 in January 2015. 13,149 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey. From a May 2020 low of 291,016, Alaska has added 36,418 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History