Department of Numbers

Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 31,700 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in April 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 32,259 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 4,300 jobs in April 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 4,231 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey April 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 31,700 -4,300 -4,100
CPS 32,259 -4,231 -4,409

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 4,600 jobs have been lost in Great Falls according to the employer survey.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 39,022 for Great Falls in July 2006. 6,763 jobs have been lost in Great Falls since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through April 2020

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
April 2020 31,700 -4,300 32,259 -4,231
March 2020 36,000 -200 36,490 -369
February 2020 36,200 -100 36,859 88
January 2020 36,300 0 36,771 54
December 2019 36,300 100 36,717 30
November 2019 36,200 0 36,687 26
October 2019 36,200 200 36,661 27
September 2019 36,000 -100 36,634 22
August 2019 36,100 100 36,612 11
July 2019 36,000 100 36,601 -12
June 2019 35,900 100 36,613 -29
May 2019 35,800 0 36,642 -26