Department of Numbers

Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth

There were 174,800 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 185,137 employed persons for the month. Anchorage lost 300 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 676 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 174,800 -300 -800
CPS 185,137 -676 -3,232

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Anchorage, Alaska Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Anchorage 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 for Anchorage, Alaska

CES employment for Anchorage peaked in May 2015 at 181,200. Since then 6,400 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 174,800 in August 2018, Anchorage has gained 0 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 192,083 for Anchorage in April 2015. 6,946 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Anchorage, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 174,800 -300 185,137 -676
January 2019 175,100 -200 185,813 -637
December 2018 175,300 -100 186,450 -1,140
November 2018 175,400 -300 187,590 -328
October 2018 175,700 300 187,918 314
September 2018 175,400 600 187,604 -338
August 2018 174,800 -400 187,942 -594
July 2018 175,200 -200 188,536 268
June 2018 175,400 -300 188,268 -143
May 2018 175,700 0 188,411 -19
April 2018 175,700 -300 188,430 -144
March 2018 176,000 400 188,574 205