Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 35,100 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,664 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 200 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 51 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,100 +200 -3,000
CPS 42,664 -51 +836

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 4,800 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 33,000 in April 2020, Fairbanks has gained 2,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,410 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 2,746 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,085, Fairbanks has added 4,579 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 35,100 200 42,664 -51
January 2021 34,900 -400 42,715 -33
December 2020 35,300 200 42,748 -13
November 2020 35,100 300 42,761 -805
October 2020 34,800 300 43,566 2,303
September 2020 34,500 200 41,263 804
August 2020 34,300 400 40,459 -6
July 2020 33,900 -300 40,465 1,085
June 2020 34,200 700 39,380 1,253
May 2020 33,500 500 38,127 42
April 2020 33,000 -5,000 38,085 -3,753
March 2020 38,000 -100 41,838 10