Montana Job Growth
There were 471,900 jobs in Montana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 510,841 employed persons for the month. Montana added 1,200 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 797 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.
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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 February 2020 for Montana at 489,400. Since then 17,500 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 425,100 in April 2020, Montana has gained 46,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 519,559 in March 2020. 8,718 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 458,407, Montana has added 52,434 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montana Employment History