Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products (13-1023)

Occupation description:  Purchase machinery, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, or services necessary for the operation of an establishment. Purchase raw or semi-finished materials for manufacturing. Excludes Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products (13-1021) and Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products (13-1022).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 599610 1.818 3352
United States 309,400292,100 -5.68,900 16,60023,760

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


Wage data is not available.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
45446 10.160.0 46.2
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation123
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation65
UI claimants previously working in occupation55
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 155
Number of job position postings 16
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 9.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training