Montana Job Growth
There were 479,900 jobs in Montana in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 515,589 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 700 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 2,221 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.
|Employment Survey||May 2021||Month/Month||Year/Year|
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 peaked in January 2020 for Montana at 489,100. Since then 9,200 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 425,800 in April 2020, Montana has gained 54,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 522,984 in December 2019. 7,395 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 479,153, Montana has added 36,436 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montana Employment History