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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,400 jobs in Billings, Montana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,821 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 500 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 66 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,400 -500 +600
CPS 83,821 +66 -429

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Billings, Montana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Billings 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 for Billings, Montana

CES employment for Billings peaked in September 2018 at 85,900. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,810 for Billings in January 2008. 1,989 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 76,215, Billings has added 7,606 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 85,400 -500 83,821 66
September 2018 85,900 400 83,755 -3
August 2018 85,500 -100 83,758 -271
July 2018 85,600 0 84,029 -177
June 2018 85,600 200 84,206 78
May 2018 85,400 100 84,128 342
April 2018 85,300 -100 83,786 -17
March 2018 85,400 100 83,803 92
February 2018 85,300 200 83,711 40
January 2018 85,100 200 83,671 -566
December 2017 84,900 0 84,237 72
November 2017 84,900 100 84,165 -85