Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,100 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in November 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,394 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks lost 200 jobs in November 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 71 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,100 -200 +700
CPS 44,394 -71 +791

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks, Alaska

CES employment for Fairbanks peaked in October 2012 at 39,900. Since then 2,800 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in April 2020, Fairbanks has gained 4,399 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,199 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 805 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,876, Fairbanks has added 5,518 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2022

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2022 37,100 -200 44,394 -71
October 2022 37,300 500 44,465 6
September 2022 36,800 200 44,459 -24
August 2022 36,600 0 44,483 -4
July 2022 36,600 -400 44,487 2
June 2022 37,000 1,300 44,485 95
May 2022 35,700 -900 44,390 133
April 2022 36,600 -300 44,257 160
March 2022 36,900 300 44,097 203
February 2022 36,600 -100 43,894 175
January 2022 36,700 0 43,719 124
December 2021 36,700 300 43,595 -8