Department of Numbers

Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth

There were 173,200 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 193,759 employed persons for the month. Anchorage added 1,000 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 572 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 173,200 +1,000 +4,100
CPS 193,759 +572 +9,872

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 181,700. Since then 8,500 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 151,400 in April 2020, Anchorage has gained 21,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in March 2022 for Anchorage is at a new high of 193,759.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Anchorage, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 173,200 1,000 193,759 572
February 2022 172,200 600 193,187 720
January 2022 171,600 300 192,467 493
December 2021 171,300 600 191,974 -15
November 2021 170,700 0 191,989 131
October 2021 170,700 2,300 191,858 490
September 2021 168,400 -200 191,368 564
August 2021 168,600 900 190,804 4,277
July 2021 167,700 1,300 186,527 585
June 2021 166,400 -1,200 185,942 557
May 2021 167,600 -400 185,385 694
April 2021 168,000 -1,100 184,691 804