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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,400 jobs in Billings, Montana in November 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 86,137 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 300 jobs in November 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 80 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,400 -300 +500
CPS 86,137 +80 +105

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Billings, Montana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Billings 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 for Billings, Montana

CES employment for Billings peaked in April 2016 at 85,900. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 85,000 in August 2016, Billings has gained 400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,209 for Billings in December 2015. 72 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a August 2016 low of 85,014, Billings has added 1,123 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2016

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2016 85,400 -300 86,137 80
October 2016 85,700 200 86,057 612
September 2016 85,500 500 85,445 431
August 2016 85,000 -200 85,014 -257
July 2016 85,200 0 85,271 164
June 2016 85,200 -500 85,107 67
May 2016 85,700 -200 85,040 -250
April 2016 85,900 500 85,290 -215
March 2016 85,400 0 85,505 -76
February 2016 85,400 500 85,581 -293
January 2016 84,900 -300 85,874 -335
December 2015 85,200 300 86,209 177