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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 60,200 jobs in Missoula, Montana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,955 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 205 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,200 -100 +800
CPS 59,955 +205 +405

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

Missoula, Montana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Missoula 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 Missoula, Montana

CES employment for Missoula peaked in October 2016 at 60,300. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in December 2016 for Missoula is at a new high of 59,955.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 60,200 -100 59,955 205
November 2016 60,300 0 59,750 216
October 2016 60,300 100 59,534 243
September 2016 60,200 500 59,291 16
August 2016 59,700 -400 59,275 -93
July 2016 60,100 400 59,368 188
June 2016 59,700 -400 59,180 151
May 2016 60,100 300 59,029 12
April 2016 59,800 500 59,017 -106
March 2016 59,300 200 59,123 -82
February 2016 59,100 500 59,205 -124
January 2016 58,600 -800 59,329 -221