Department of Numbers

Alaska Job Growth

There were 316,400 jobs in Alaska in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 344,718 employed persons for the month. Alaska added 600 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 539 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Alaska job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 316,400 +600 +6,600
CPS 344,718 -539 +8,647

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

CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 346,021 in June 2022. 1,303 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 316,400 600 344,718 -539
August 2022 315,800 3,100 345,257 -305
July 2022 312,700 2,300 345,562 -459
June 2022 310,400 -2,800 346,021 331
May 2022 313,200 -3,800 345,690 1,315
April 2022 317,000 100 344,375 686
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