Montana Job Growth
There were 476,000 jobs in Montana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 505,098 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 358 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.
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Montana Employment Changes
The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Montana 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 in Montana
CES employment peaked in February 2017 for Montana at 477,000. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 473,200 in July 2017, Montana has gained 2,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 507,322 in December 2016. 2,224 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 504,411, Montana has added 687 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montana Employment History