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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 85,700 jobs in Billings, Montana in November 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 87,000 employed persons for the month. Billings added 600 jobs in November 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 466 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 85,700 +600 +1,300
CPS 87,000 +466 +2,628

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 1,100 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey. From a trough of 76,100 in April 2020, Billings has gained 9,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in November 2021 for Billings is at a new high of 87,000.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2021

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2021 85,700 600 87,000 466
October 2021 85,100 300 86,534 520
September 2021 84,800 -300 86,014 586
August 2021 85,100 0 85,428 645
July 2021 85,100 200 84,783 625
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