Anchorage Employment Report: June 2023
Anchorage added about 3,500 net jobs from June 2022 to June 2023, and about 2,500 jobs from May to June this year.
Leading the way, Anchorage’s Professional & Business Services sector posted strong gains of 1,800 jobs over June 2022 and 1,400 jobs over May 2023. The 17,800 jobs the sector reported this June is the highest since August of 2016. Prof. & Biz Svcs includes Architecture and Engineering work that could signal large construction projects on the near horizon.
Construction employment in June was already at it’s highest level since before COVID after adding 1,000 jobs from May to June 2023 (+500 jobs from June 2022 to June 2023).
Food Services added 300 jobs May-June (+600 since June 2022) and is also at its highest employment since 2019.
Though not yet recovered to pre-pandemic levels, Health Care added 100 jobs May-June 2023 (+600 since June 2022) leading to the highest sector job count in more than 2 years.