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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 60,800 jobs in Missoula, Montana in July 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,520 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 300 jobs in July 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 74 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,800 -300 +800
CPS 59,520 +74 +60

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 June 2017 at 61,100. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 59,985 for Missoula in December 2016. 465 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 59,304, Missoula has added 216 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2017

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2017 60,800 -300 59,520 74
June 2017 61,100 100 59,446 142
May 2017 61,000 300 59,304 -15
April 2017 60,700 -200 59,319 -80
March 2017 60,900 200 59,399 -43
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