Department of Numbers

Montana Job Growth

There were 476,200 jobs in Montana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 504,872 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 900 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure fell by 293 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 476,200 -900 +5,300
CPS 504,872 -293 +2,476

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 2018 for Montana at 477,100. Since then 900 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Montana reached a maximum of 505,448 in October 2017. 576 jobs have been lost in Montana since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 476,200 -900 504,872 -293
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
August 2017 472,800 300 505,168 225
July 2017 472,500 -600 504,943 410
June 2017 473,100 800 504,533 497
May 2017 472,300 400 504,036 569
April 2017 471,900 0 503,467 560
March 2017 471,900 1,000 502,907 511