Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth
There were 176,300 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in April 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 188,332 employed persons for the month. Anchorage added 1,000 jobs in April 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 242 (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 July 2015 at 181,300. Since then 5,000 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 174,100 in November 2017, Anchorage has gained 2,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment reached a maximum of 192,083 for Anchorage in April 2015. 3,751 jobs have been lost in Anchorage since then according to the household survey. From a December 2017 low of 188,009, Anchorage has added 323 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Anchorage, Alaska Employment History