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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,400 jobs in Billings, Montana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 84,769 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 0 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 181 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,400 0 +500
CPS 84,769 +181 +362

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 300 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 84,800 in October 2018, Billings has gained 600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,630 for Billings in December 2007. 861 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey. From a January 2011 low of 76,313, Billings has added 8,456 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 85,400 0 84,769 181
June 2019 85,400 100 84,588 146
May 2019 85,300 100 84,442 114
April 2019 85,200 100 84,328 83
March 2019 85,100 0 84,245 126
February 2019 85,100 -100 84,119 167
January 2019 85,200 200 83,952 -4
December 2018 85,000 200 83,956 30
November 2018 84,800 0 83,926 4
October 2018 84,800 -500 83,922 -98
September 2018 85,300 -100 84,020 -175
August 2018 85,400 500 84,195 -212