Department of Numbers

Fairbanks, Alaska Job Growth

There were 36,500 jobs in Fairbanks, Alaska in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 42,993 employed persons for the month. Fairbanks added 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 193 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Fairbanks job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,500 +300 +2,600
CPS 42,993 +193 +2,260

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 3,400 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks according to the employer survey. From a trough of 33,000 in April 2020, Fairbanks has gained 3,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 45,199 for Fairbanks in March 2012. 2,206 jobs have been lost in Fairbanks since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 39,691, Fairbanks has added 3,302 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Fairbanks, Alaska Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 36,500 300 42,993 193
June 2021 36,200 1,000 42,800 215
May 2021 35,200 200 42,585 86
April 2021 35,000 -200 42,499 -10
March 2021 35,200 100 42,509 -110
February 2021 35,100 200 42,619 -104
January 2021 34,900 -400 42,723 10
December 2020 35,300 200 42,713 171
November 2020 35,100 300 42,542 246
October 2020 34,800 300 42,296 1,713
September 2020 34,500 200 40,583 -850
August 2020 34,300 400 41,433 700