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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,300 jobs in Billings, Montana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,704 employed persons for the month. Billings added 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 527 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,300 +100 +300
CPS 84,704 +527 +993

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 May 2018 at 85,700. Since then 400 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 84,800 in October 2018, Billings has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,810 for Billings in January 2008. 1,106 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 76,215, Billings has added 8,489 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 85,300 100 84,704 527
January 2019 85,200 200 84,177 -178
December 2018 85,000 200 84,355 518
November 2018 84,800 0 83,837 -48
October 2018 84,800 -500 83,885 130
September 2018 85,300 -100 83,755 -3
August 2018 85,400 500 83,758 -271
July 2018 84,900 -500 84,029 -177
June 2018 85,400 -300 84,206 78
May 2018 85,700 400 84,128 342
April 2018 85,300 200 83,786 -17
March 2018 85,100 100 83,803 92