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Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 36,000 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in April 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 37,407 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 100 jobs in April 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 7 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,000 -100 +1,100
CPS 37,407 +7 +1,235

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 June 2015 at 36,300. Since then 300 jobs have been lost in Great Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,700 in April 2020, Great Falls has gained 5,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 39,217 for Great Falls in July 2006. 1,810 jobs have been lost in Great Falls since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 32,617, Great Falls has added 4,790 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2022

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2022 36,000 -100 37,407 7
March 2022 36,100 200 37,400 119
February 2022 35,900 -100 37,281 138
January 2022 36,000 -200 37,143 121
December 2021 36,200 300 37,022 -16
November 2021 35,900 300 37,038 26
October 2021 35,600 200 37,012 150
September 2021 35,400 0 36,862 202
August 2021 35,400 -100 36,660 204
July 2021 35,500 600 36,456 160
June 2021 34,900 0 36,296 81
May 2021 34,900 0 36,215 43