Anchorage Employment Report: April 2022
Preliminary job numbers for the month of March show an increase of 5,100 jobs up from March of 2021, a month that was impacted by COVID-19 shutdowns. Almost all sectors saw flat or modest to significant growth with the exception of oil & gas, health care, and federal and state government.
The number of single-family homes sold year-to-date has decreased for the first time since 2019 by 7.4%. The average sale price so far in 2022 has risen by 7.9%. Single-family home listings decreased by 42% compared to the same period in 2021, suggesting that the housing market remains deep into a seller’s market. With national inflation at an all-time high, a broad range of interest rates will likely increase significantly as we progress into 2022. The top five employers posting jobs in March are Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Providence Health & Services, Humana, Anchorage School District, and the Anchorage Daily News.