Department of Numbers

Montana Job Growth

There were 505,200 jobs in Montana in March 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 545,360 employed persons for the month. Montana added 500 jobs in March 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,267 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey March 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 505,200 +500 +17,400
CPS 545,360 +3,267 +20,016

Montana Employment Changes

The charts below shows the monthly job growth for Montana 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 in Montana

CES employment in March 2022 for Montana is at a new high of 505,200.

CPS employment in Montana for March 2022 is at a new high of 545,360.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through March 2022

Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
March 2022 505,200 500 545,360 3,267
February 2022 504,700 1,200 542,093 2,258
January 2022 503,500 1,100 539,835 2,159
December 2021 502,400 2,200 537,676 50
November 2021 500,200 3,800 537,626 643
October 2021 496,400 800 536,983 1,871
September 2021 495,600 800 535,112 2,016
August 2021 494,800 1,900 533,096 1,661
July 2021 492,900 800 531,435 1,382
June 2021 492,100 3,100 530,053 1,189
May 2021 489,000 -500 528,864 1,595
April 2021 489,500 1,700 527,269 1,925