Department of Numbers

Montana Job Growth

There were 479,000 jobs in Montana in August 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 503,917 employed persons for the month. Montana added 700 jobs in August 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 422 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey August 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 479,000 +700 +6,200
CPS 503,917 +422 -1,251

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 August 2018 for Montana is at a new high of 479,000.

CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 505,448 in October 2017. 1,531 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey. From a June 2018 low of 503,182, Montana has added 735 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2018

Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2018 479,000 700 503,917 422
July 2018 478,300 1,600 503,495 313
June 2018 476,700 1,100 503,182 -44
May 2018 475,600 1,400 503,226 -399
April 2018 474,200 -1,800 503,625 -705
March 2018 476,000 500 504,330 -516
February 2018 475,500 -1,600 504,846 -319
January 2018 477,100 400 505,165 -248
December 2017 476,700 2,600 505,413 -14
November 2017 474,100 1,100 505,427 -21
October 2017 473,000 600 505,448 108
September 2017 472,400 -400 505,340 172