Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,700 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,313 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 57 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,700 +500 +200
CPS 43,313 +57 -372

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 2,400 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 37,200 in April 2018, Fairbanks has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,375 for Fairbanks in February 2012. 2,062 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 43,256, Fairbanks has added 57 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 37,700 500 43,313 57
September 2018 37,200 0 43,256 -136
August 2018 37,200 -100 43,392 94
July 2018 37,300 -200 43,298 -2
June 2018 37,500 0 43,300 -147
May 2018 37,500 300 43,447 -58
April 2018 37,200 -500 43,505 -154
March 2018 37,700 0 43,659 11
February 2018 37,700 100 43,648 58
January 2018 37,600 0 43,590 -46
December 2017 37,600 0 43,636 -24
November 2017 37,600 100 43,660 -25