Department of Numbers

Montana Job Growth

There were 466,400 jobs in Montana in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 503,661 employed persons for the month. Montana added 2,000 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,607 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 466,400 +2,000 +5,400
CPS 503,661 +1,607 +1,391

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 April 2016 for Montana at 466,400. Since then 0 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 460,000 in August 2016, Montana has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in Montana for November 2016 is at a new high of 503,661.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 466,400 2,000 503,661 1,607
October 2016 464,400 2,200 502,054 1,235
September 2016 462,200 2,200 500,819 110
August 2016 460,000 -1,300 500,709 -661
July 2016 461,300 -1,000 501,370 -63
June 2016 462,300 -1,500 501,433 -424
May 2016 463,800 -2,600 501,857 -515
April 2016 466,400 1,800 502,372 -147
March 2016 464,600 300 502,519 354
February 2016 464,300 1,900 502,165 -50
January 2016 462,400 1,300 502,215 -69
December 2015 461,100 100 502,284 14