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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 83,600 jobs in Billings, Montana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 82,688 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 103 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 83,600 -100 -3,200
CPS 82,688 +103 -2,375

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 February 2020 at 86,800. Since then 3,200 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,100 in April 2020, Billings has gained 7,500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,630 for Billings in December 2007. 2,942 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 76,042, Billings has added 6,646 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 83,600 -100 82,688 103
January 2021 83,700 -400 82,585 -1,344
December 2020 84,100 -300 83,929 59
November 2020 84,400 200 83,870 101
October 2020 84,200 -400 83,769 34
September 2020 84,600 600 83,735 -13
August 2020 84,000 500 83,748 -97
July 2020 83,500 1,200 83,845 1,047
June 2020 82,300 2,100 82,798 4,442
May 2020 80,200 4,100 78,356 2,314
April 2020 76,100 -10,500 76,042 -8,951
March 2020 86,600 -200 84,993 -70