Department of Numbers

Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 86,300 jobs in Billings, Montana in February 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,917 employed persons for the month. Billings added 500 jobs in February 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 414 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,300 +500 +1,500
CPS 84,917 -414 -664

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 in February 2017 is at a new high of 86,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,332 for Billings in December 2016. 1,415 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2017

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2017 86,300 500 84,917 -414
January 2017 85,800 800 85,331 -1,001
December 2016 85,000 0 86,332 208
November 2016 85,000 -200 86,124 67
October 2016 85,200 -100 86,057 612
September 2016 85,300 400 85,445 431
August 2016 84,900 100 85,014 -257
July 2016 84,800 -200 85,271 164
June 2016 85,000 100 85,107 67
May 2016 84,900 -100 85,040 -250
April 2016 85,000 0 85,290 -215
March 2016 85,000 200 85,505 -76