Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 35,400 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,827 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 100 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 127 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,400 +100 +300
CPS 42,827 -127 +285

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 4,500 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 33,000 in April 2020, Fairbanks has gained 2,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,199 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 2,372 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 39,691, Fairbanks has added 3,136 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 35,400 100 42,827 -127
October 2021 35,300 100 42,954 -147
September 2021 35,200 -500 43,101 -5
August 2021 35,700 -900 43,106 124
July 2021 36,600 400 42,982 182
June 2021 36,200 1,000 42,800 215
May 2021 35,200 200 42,585 86
April 2021 35,000 -200 42,499 -10
March 2021 35,200 100 42,509 -110
February 2021 35,100 200 42,619 -104
January 2021 34,900 -400 42,723 10
December 2020 35,300 200 42,713 171