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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 86,100 jobs in Billings, Montana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,908 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 44 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 86,100 -300 +1,100
CPS 84,908 +44 -410

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 August 2017 at 86,400. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,810 for Billings in January 2008. 902 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 76,212, Billings has added 8,696 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 86,100 -300 84,908 44
October 2017 86,400 100 84,864 -154
September 2017 86,300 -100 85,018 43
August 2017 86,400 300 84,975 46
July 2017 86,100 -100 84,929 154
June 2017 86,200 100 84,775 505
May 2017 86,100 100 84,270 -58
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