Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,400 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,829 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks lost 200 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 187 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,400 -200 -400
CPS 42,829 -187 -819

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 2,700 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,200 in August 2017, Fairbanks has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,375 for Fairbanks in February 2012. 2,546 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 37,400 -200 42,829 -187
January 2019 37,600 100 43,016 158
December 2018 37,500 100 42,858 -186
November 2018 37,400 -300 43,044 -150
October 2018 37,700 200 43,194 -62
September 2018 37,500 0 43,256 -136
August 2018 37,500 0 43,392 94
July 2018 37,500 0 43,298 -2
June 2018 37,500 100 43,300 -147
May 2018 37,400 -200 43,447 -58
April 2018 37,600 -100 43,505 -154
March 2018 37,700 -100 43,659 11