Montana Job Growth
There were 476,400 jobs in Montana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 505,993 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 600 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 278 (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 600 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey.
CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 507,322 in December 2016. 1,329 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montana Employment History