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Great Falls, Montana Job Growth

There were 34,800 jobs in Great Falls, Montana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 35,941 employed persons for the month. Great Falls lost 300 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 189 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Great Falls job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 34,800 -300 +900
CPS 35,941 +189 +178

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 1,500 jobs have been lost in Great Falls according to the employer survey. From a trough of 30,600 in April 2020, Great Falls has gained 4,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 39,217 for Great Falls in July 2006. 3,276 jobs have been lost in Great Falls since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 32,697, Great Falls has added 3,244 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Great Falls, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 34,800 -300 35,941 189
June 2021 35,100 300 35,752 171
May 2021 34,800 0 35,581 163
April 2021 34,800 100 35,418 25
March 2021 34,700 200 35,393 -74
February 2021 34,500 -200 35,467 -93
January 2021 34,700 0 35,560 -101
December 2020 34,700 -100 35,661 23
November 2020 34,800 100 35,638 -6
October 2020 34,700 300 35,644 -57
September 2020 34,400 0 35,701 -44
August 2020 34,400 500 35,745 -18