Alaska Job Growth
There were 326,300 jobs in Alaska in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 334,228 employed persons for the month. Alaska lost 0 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 678 (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 341,100. Since then 14,800 jobs have been lost in Alaska according to the employer survey. From a trough of 326,300 in July 2018, Alaska has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Alaska reached a maximum of 340,969 in January 2015. 6,741 jobs have been lost in Alaska since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Alaska Employment History