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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 60,900 jobs in Missoula, Montana in March 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,411 employed persons for the month. Missoula added 200 jobs in March 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 31 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey March 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,900 +200 +1,100
CPS 59,411 -31 +283

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 in March 2017 is at a new high of 60,900.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 59,985 for Missoula in December 2016. 574 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2017

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2017 60,900 200 59,411 -31
February 2017 60,700 300 59,442 -165
January 2017 60,400 200 59,607 -378
December 2016 60,200 0 59,985 114
November 2016 60,200 200 59,871 138
October 2016 60,000 100 59,733 149
September 2016 59,900 -100 59,584 96
August 2016 60,000 0 59,488 28
July 2016 60,000 -200 59,460 60
June 2016 60,200 500 59,400 132
May 2016 59,700 -100 59,268 106
April 2016 59,800 0 59,162 34