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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,300 jobs in Billings, Montana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,824 employed persons for the month. Billings added 200 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 81 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,300 +200 +300
CPS 83,824 -81 -1,046

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 2017 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 2017, Billings has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,810 for Billings in January 2008. 1,986 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 76,212, Billings has added 7,612 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 85,300 200 83,824 -81
January 2018 85,100 200 83,905 -1,109
December 2017 84,900 0 85,014 97
November 2017 84,900 100 84,917 53
October 2017 84,800 -300 84,864 -154
September 2017 85,100 -100 85,018 43
August 2017 85,200 100 84,975 46
July 2017 85,100 -200 84,929 154
June 2017 85,300 -400 84,775 505
May 2017 85,700 500 84,270 -58
April 2017 85,200 200 84,328 -432
March 2017 85,000 0 84,760 -110