Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 37,700 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 43,607 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 100 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 24 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 37,700 +100 -300
CPS 43,607 -24 -13

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 37,300 in July 2017, Fairbanks has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,378 for Fairbanks in February 2012. 1,771 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a December 2016 low of 43,345, Fairbanks has added 262 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 37,700 100 43,607 -24
January 2018 37,600 0 43,631 50
December 2017 37,600 0 43,581 14
November 2017 37,600 100 43,567 -87
October 2017 37,500 100 43,654 82
September 2017 37,400 100 43,572 -115
August 2017 37,300 0 43,687 -67
July 2017 37,300 -300 43,754 2
June 2017 37,600 200 43,752 55
May 2017 37,400 -400 43,697 -4
April 2017 37,800 -100 43,701 -76
March 2017 37,900 -100 43,777 157