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Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 36,300 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 37,036 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 100 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 287 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,300 -100 +600
CPS 37,036 +287 +624

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Great Falls, Montana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Great Falls 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 Great Falls, Montana

CES employment for Great Falls peaked in January 2019 at 36,400. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Great Falls according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 39,035 for Great Falls in July 2006. 1,999 jobs have been lost in Great Falls since then according to the household survey. From a February 2011 low of 35,274, Great Falls has added 1,762 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 36,300 -100 37,036 287
January 2019 36,400 500 36,749 185
December 2018 35,900 100 36,564 100
November 2018 35,800 0 36,464 91
October 2018 35,800 0 36,373 188
September 2018 35,800 0 36,185 9
August 2018 35,800 -200 36,176 -38
July 2018 36,000 200 36,214 -174
June 2018 35,800 -100 36,388 16
May 2018 35,900 300 36,372 103
April 2018 35,600 -100 36,269 -50
March 2018 35,700 0 36,319 -93