Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth
There were 164,000 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 183,999 employed persons for the month. Anchorage lost 400 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 318 (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 181,400. Since then 17,400 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 150,700 in April 2020, Anchorage has gained 13,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 191,737 for Anchorage in May 2015. 7,738 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 170,238, Anchorage has added 13,761 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Anchorage, Alaska Employment History