Department of Numbers

Montana Job Growth

There were 507,000 jobs in Montana in July 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 550,832 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 1,100 jobs in July 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 712 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 507,000 -1,100 +14,100
CPS 550,832 +712 +19,397

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 June 2022 for Montana at 508,100. Since then 1,100 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Montana for July 2022 is at a new high of 550,832.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2022

Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2022 507,000 -1,100 550,832 712
June 2022 508,100 4,600 550,120 1,103
May 2022 503,500 -3,200 549,017 1,487
April 2022 506,700 1,500 547,530 2,189
March 2022 505,200 500 545,341 3,248
February 2022 504,700 1,200 542,093 2,258
January 2022 503,500 1,100 539,835 2,159
December 2021 502,400 2,200 537,676 50
November 2021 500,200 3,800 537,626 643
October 2021 496,400 800 536,983 1,871
September 2021 495,600 800 535,112 2,016
August 2021 494,800 1,900 533,096 1,661