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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 83,400 jobs in Billings, Montana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 83,756 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 13 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 83,400 -400 -2,400
CPS 83,756 -13 -1,068

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 January 2019 at 86,300. Since then 2,900 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 75,700 in April 2020, Billings has gained 7,700 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,630 for Billings in December 2007. 1,874 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 76,042, Billings has added 7,714 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 83,400 -400 83,756 -13
October 2020 83,800 600 83,769 34
September 2020 83,200 0 83,735 -13
August 2020 83,200 600 83,748 -97
July 2020 82,600 900 83,845 1,047
June 2020 81,700 3,700 82,798 4,442
May 2020 78,000 2,300 78,356 2,314
April 2020 75,700 -9,800 76,042 -8,951
March 2020 85,500 -500 84,993 -70
February 2020 86,000 -100 85,063 104
January 2020 86,100 400 84,959 202
December 2019 85,700 -100 84,757 -67