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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 86,200 jobs in Billings, Montana in May 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,298 employed persons for the month. Billings added 200 jobs in May 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 30 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,200 +200 +1,300
CPS 84,298 -30 -220

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 February 2017 at 86,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 86,000 in March 2017, Billings has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,810 for Billings in January 2008. 1,512 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 76,212, Billings has added 8,086 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2017

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2017 86,200 200 84,298 -30
April 2017 86,000 0 84,328 -432
March 2017 86,000 -300 84,760 -110
February 2017 86,300 500 84,870 -274
January 2017 85,800 800 85,144 -288
December 2016 85,000 0 85,432 114
November 2016 85,000 -200 85,318 -12
October 2016 85,200 -100 85,330 231
September 2016 85,300 400 85,099 502
August 2016 84,900 100 84,597 172
July 2016 84,800 -200 84,425 -110
June 2016 85,000 100 84,535 17