Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth
There were 176,600 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in March 2023 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 195,514 employed persons for the month. Anchorage lost 500 jobs in March 2023 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 68 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.
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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 5,100 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 150,800 in April 2020, Anchorage has gained 25,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in March 2023 for Anchorage is at a new high of 195,514.
Employment: CES, CPS
Anchorage, Alaska Employment History