Department of Numbers

Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 35,600 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 37,298 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 300 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 32 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 35,600 -300 -200
CPS 37,298 +32 -15

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 January 2016 at 36,600. Since then 1,000 jobs have been lost in Great Falls according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 39,035 for Great Falls in July 2006. 1,737 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 1,967 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 35,600 -300 37,298 32
November 2016 35,900 0 37,266 72
October 2016 35,900 0 37,194 192
September 2016 35,900 200 37,002 -45
August 2016 35,700 -600 37,047 17
July 2016 36,300 300 37,030 135
June 2016 36,000 100 36,895 173
May 2016 35,900 -400 36,722 -238
April 2016 36,300 100 36,960 -263
March 2016 36,200 -200 37,223 -169
February 2016 36,400 -200 37,392 -66
January 2016 36,600 800 37,458 145