Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,800 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,657 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 300 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 35 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,800 +300 +300
CPS 42,657 -35 -754

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 40,100. Since then 2,300 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,200 in August 2017, Fairbanks has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,409 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 2,752 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 37,800 300 42,657 -35
June 2019 37,500 100 42,692 -133
May 2019 37,400 100 42,825 -166
April 2019 37,300 -100 42,991 -117
March 2019 37,400 100 43,108 -112
February 2019 37,300 -300 43,220 -101
January 2019 37,600 100 43,321 -51
December 2018 37,500 100 43,372 1
November 2018 37,400 -300 43,371 -4
October 2018 37,700 200 43,375 -11
September 2018 37,500 0 43,386 -11
August 2018 37,500 0 43,397 -14