Department of Numbers

Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth

There were 177,300 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in April 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 186,067 employed persons for the month. Anchorage added 900 jobs in April 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 144 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 177,300 +900 +1,600
CPS 186,067 -144 -1,791

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 3,900 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 174,800 in August 2018, Anchorage has gained 2,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 191,796 for Anchorage in April 2015. 5,729 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2019

Anchorage, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2019 177,300 900 186,067 -144
March 2019 176,400 1,200 186,211 -276
February 2019 175,200 100 186,487 -429
January 2019 175,100 -200 186,916 -390
December 2018 175,300 -100 187,306 19
November 2018 175,400 -300 187,287 -5
October 2018 175,700 300 187,292 -71
September 2018 175,400 600 187,363 -112
August 2018 174,800 -400 187,475 -148
July 2018 175,200 -200 187,623 -112
June 2018 175,400 -300 187,735 -81
May 2018 175,700 0 187,816 -42