Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 33,100 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 38,145 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks lost 4,500 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 3,693 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 33,100 -4,500 -5,000
CPS 38,145 -3,693 -4,306

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 6,800 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,410 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 7,265 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 33,100 -4,500 38,145 -3,693
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
November 2019 37,700 -100 41,902 -79
October 2019 37,800 -200 41,981 -89
September 2019 38,000 300 42,070 -93
August 2019 37,700 -300 42,163 -86
July 2019 38,000 200 42,249 -76
June 2019 37,800 0 42,325 -64
May 2019 37,800 -300 42,389 -62