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Missoula, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Missoula fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2014 to 4.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Missoula peaked in March 2010 at 6.8% and is now 2.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.3% in June 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Missoula unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% -0.1 -1.1
Montana 4.7% +0.1 -1.0
Missoula 4.3% 0.0 -0.9
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2014 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Missoula, Montana, National

Missoula, Montana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Missoula, Montana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missoula peaked in September 2010 at 3,965. There are now 1,353 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Missoula employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Missoula, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Missoula 2,612 -17 -549

Number of Unemployed Persons

Missoula, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Missoula
Unemployment Rate
Missoula
Unemployed
September
2014
5.9% 4.6%
August
2014
6.1% 4.7% 4.3% 2,612
July
2014
6.2% 4.6% 4.3% 2,629
June
2014
6.1% 4.5% 4.3% 2,635
May
2014
6.3% 4.6% 4.5% 2,745
April
2014
6.3% 4.8% 4.7% 2,867
March
2014
6.7% 5.1% 5.0% 3,023
February
2014
6.7% 5.1% 4.9% 2,977
January
2014
6.6% 5.3% 5.0% 3,012
December
2013
6.7% 5.4% 5.0% 3,022
November
2013
7.0% 5.4% 5.0% 3,051
October
2013
7.2% 5.5% 5.1% 3,086
September
2013
7.2% 5.6% 5.2% 3,124

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.