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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls rose 0.3 percentage points in November 2017 to 4.0%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Great Falls peaked in December 2010 at 6.7% and is now 2.7 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.5% in February 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.5 percentage points. You can also compare Great Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.1% 0.0 -0.5
Montana 4.0% +0.1 0.0
Great Falls 4.0% +0.3 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2017 data as December metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Great Falls, Montana, National

Great Falls, Montana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Great Falls, Montana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Great Falls peaked in December 2010 at 2,541. There are now 1,024 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,315 in March 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 202. Great Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Great Falls, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,517 +103 +39

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
December
2017
4.1%
November
2017
4.1% 4.0% 4.0% 1,517
October
2017
4.1% 3.9% 3.7% 1,414
September
2017
4.2% 3.9% 3.7% 1,424
August
2017
4.4% 3.9% 3.5% 1,346
July
2017
4.3% 3.9% 3.6% 1,361
June
2017
4.3% 3.9% 3.7% 1,384
May
2017
4.3% 3.9% 3.7% 1,382
April
2017
4.4% 3.8% 3.5% 1,329
March
2017
4.5% 3.8% 3.5% 1,315
February
2017
4.7% 3.9% 3.5% 1,353
January
2017
4.8% 3.9% 3.8% 1,451

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.