Montana Job Growth
There were 470,200 jobs in Montana in October 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 509,861 employed persons for the month. Montana added 1,200 jobs in October 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 3,727 (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 19,200 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey. From a trough of 425,100 in April 2020, Montana has gained 45,100 jobs according to CES employment figures.
CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 519,559 in March 2020. 9,698 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 458,407, Montana has added 51,454 jobs according to the CPS survey.
Employment: CES, CPS
Montana Employment History