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Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 35,800 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 36,567 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 100 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 21 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,800 -100 -100
CPS 36,567 +21 -532

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

Great Falls, Montana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Great Falls 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 Great Falls, Montana

CES employment for Great Falls peaked in February 2015 at 36,300. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Great Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 35,500 in July 2016, Great Falls has gained 300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 39,035 for Great Falls in July 2006. 2,468 jobs have been lost in Great Falls since then according to the household survey. From a February 2011 low of 35,331, Great Falls has added 1,236 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 35,800 -100 36,567 21
October 2017 35,900 -100 36,546 -56
September 2017 36,000 -200 36,602 -98
August 2017 36,200 100 36,700 208
July 2017 36,100 0 36,492 -25
June 2017 36,100 -100 36,517 111
May 2017 36,200 -100 36,406 -154
April 2017 36,300 100 36,560 -200
March 2017 36,200 -100 36,760 -86
February 2017 36,300 400 36,846 -125
January 2017 35,900 0 36,971 -161
December 2016 35,900 0 37,132 33