Department of Numbers

Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 36,000 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in July 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 36,919 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 200 jobs in July 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 25 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 36,000 -200 0
CPS 36,919 -25 +484

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 400 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. 2,103 jobs have been lost in Great Falls since then according to the household survey. From a February 2011 low of 35,361, Great Falls has added 1,558 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2019

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2019 36,000 -200 36,919 -25
June 2019 36,200 -100 36,944 50
May 2019 36,300 0 36,894 55
April 2019 36,300 200 36,839 53
March 2019 36,100 0 36,786 106
February 2019 36,100 -300 36,680 152
January 2019 36,400 500 36,528 90
December 2018 35,900 100 36,438 9
November 2018 35,800 0 36,429 12
October 2018 35,800 0 36,417 7
September 2018 35,800 0 36,410 -8
August 2018 35,800 -200 36,418 -17