Department of Numbers

Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 61,200 jobs in Missoula, Montana in November 2017 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,494 employed persons for the month. Missoula added 300 jobs in November 2017 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 121 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,200 +300 +1,000
CPS 59,494 +121 -377

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 November 2017 is at a new high of 61,200.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 59,985 for Missoula in December 2016. 491 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 59,304, Missoula has added 190 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2017

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2017 61,200 300 59,494 121
October 2017 60,900 200 59,373 -103
September 2017 60,700 -100 59,476 -105
August 2017 60,800 0 59,581 71
July 2017 60,800 -300 59,510 64
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