Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 36,700 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 44,252 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks lost 200 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 155 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,700 -200 +1,200
CPS 44,252 +155 +1,525

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 3,200 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in April 2020, Fairbanks has gained 3,999 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,199 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 947 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,876, Fairbanks has added 5,376 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 36,700 -200 44,252 155
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
November 2021 36,400 200 43,603 29
October 2021 36,200 900 43,574 123
September 2021 35,300 -500 43,451 147
August 2021 35,800 -400 43,304 148
July 2021 36,200 -200 43,156 146
June 2021 36,400 1,000 43,010 132
May 2021 35,400 -100 42,878 151