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Billings, Montana Job Growth

There were 75,700 jobs in Billings, Montana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 75,917 employed persons for the month. Billings lost 9,800 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 9,076 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Billings job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 75,700 -9,800 -9,400
CPS 75,917 -9,076 -8,804

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 10,600 jobs have been lost in Billings according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 85,630 for Billings in December 2007. 9,713 jobs have been lost in Billings since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Billings, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 75,700 -9,800 75,917 -9,076
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
November 2019 85,800 -100 84,824 -55
October 2019 85,900 -100 84,879 -30
September 2019 86,000 200 84,909 16
August 2019 85,800 300 84,893 68
July 2019 85,500 300 84,825 81
June 2019 85,200 500 84,744 47
May 2019 84,700 -400 84,697 -24