Montana Job Growth
There were 445,200 jobs in Montana in April 2013 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 480,453 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 100 jobs in April 2013 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 659 (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 March 2008 for Montana at 448,100. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 426,200 in February 2010, Montana has gained 19,000 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 489,819 in February 2008. 9,366 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey. From a December 2009 low of 460,480, Montana has added 19,973 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montana Employment History