Department of Numbers

Anchorage, Alaska Job Growth

There were 178,700 jobs in Anchorage, Alaska in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 195,843 employed persons for the month. Anchorage added 600 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 207 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Anchorage job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 178,700 +600 +8,000
CPS 195,843 +207 +3,854

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 3,000 jobs have been lost in Anchorage according to the employer survey. From a trough of 151,400 in April 2020, Anchorage has gained 27,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2022 for Anchorage is at a new high of 195,843.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Anchorage, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 178,700 600 195,843 207
October 2022 178,100 1,000 195,636 357
September 2022 177,100 900 195,279 266
August 2022 176,200 2,900 195,013 502
July 2022 173,300 400 194,511 -393
June 2022 172,900 -400 194,904 185
May 2022 173,300 -300 194,719 656
April 2022 173,600 -100 194,063 262
March 2022 173,700 1,500 193,801 614
February 2022 172,200 600 193,187 720
January 2022 171,600 300 192,467 493
December 2021 171,300 600 191,974 -15