Department of Numbers

Montana Job Growth

There were 485,000 jobs in Montana in December 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 518,309 employed persons for the month. Montana lost 400 jobs in December 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS employment measure rose by 1,205 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). Also available is Montana job growth compared to other states.

Employment Survey December 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 485,000 -400 +3,700
CPS 518,309 +1,205 +8,344

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 November 2019 for Montana at 485,400. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Montana according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in Montana for December 2019 is at a new high of 518,309.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2019

Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2019 485,000 -400 518,309 1,205
November 2019 485,400 800 517,104 1,124
October 2019 484,600 500 515,980 677
September 2019 484,100 -700 515,303 270
August 2019 484,800 -300 515,033 917
July 2019 485,100 800 514,116 1,384
June 2019 484,300 2,400 512,732 1,040
May 2019 481,900 1,400 511,692 510
April 2019 480,500 800 511,182 330
March 2019 479,700 -300 510,852 319
February 2019 480,000 -600 510,533 369
January 2019 480,600 -700 510,164 199