Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 35,700 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,634 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks lost 200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 932 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,700 -200 -2,000
CPS 42,634 -932 +732

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 4,200 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 32,700 in April 2020, Fairbanks has gained 2,999 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,410 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 2,776 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 38,085, Fairbanks has added 4,549 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 35,700 -200 42,634 -932
October 2020 35,900 200 43,566 2,303
September 2020 35,700 700 41,263 804
August 2020 35,000 400 40,459 -6
July 2020 34,600 -400 40,465 1,085
June 2020 35,000 1,600 39,380 1,253
May 2020 33,400 699 38,127 42
April 2020 32,700 -4,899 38,085 -3,753
March 2020 37,600 -300 41,838 10
February 2020 37,900 0 41,828 -34
January 2020 37,900 0 41,862 30
December 2019 37,900 200 41,832 -70