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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,300 jobs in Billings, Montana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,803 employed persons for the month. Billings added 400 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 645 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,300 +400 +1,800
CPS 84,803 +645 -750

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 1,500 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,100 in April 2020, Billings has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 86,385 for Billings in January 2008. 1,582 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a December 2010 low of 76,464, Billings has added 8,339 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 85,300 400 84,803 645
June 2021 84,900 800 84,158 515
May 2021 84,100 300 83,643 378
April 2021 83,800 -700 83,265 69
March 2021 84,500 700 83,196 -207
February 2021 83,800 100 83,403 -427
January 2021 83,700 -400 83,830 -485
December 2020 84,100 -300 84,315 -57
November 2020 84,400 200 84,372 -189
October 2020 84,200 -400 84,561 -373
September 2020 84,600 600 84,934 -337
August 2020 84,000 500 85,271 -282