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Anchorage Employment Report: August 2023

Anchorage added about 1,400 net jobs from August 2022 to August 2023 (down from July’s 2,200 jobs gain over 2022)

With the return of 2,500 “Local Education” jobs (a subcategory of Government jobs which disappear for one month each July) Anchorage reported more jobs this August than in any month since 2019 (topping the previous high set in June of this year by 700 jobs).

Cover image of January 2023 employment report
The Food Services sector has steadily added employment over the past 3 years. July and August 2023 reported the most Food Service jobs in Anchorage history.

Despite Health Care employers hiring aggressively since 2020, total sector employment fell slightly and then stabilized in 2021 and 2022. In 2023, however, Health Care employment crept up, and the 21,200 sector jobs in August were the most reported since February 2020.

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