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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 60,800 jobs in Missoula, Montana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 58,981 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 0 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 137 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 60,800 0 -2,800
CPS 58,981 +137 -3,133

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

Missoula, Montana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Missoula 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 Missoula, Montana

CES employment for Missoula peaked in January 2020 at 63,800. Since then 3,000 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,200 in April 2020, Missoula has gained 6,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,666 for Missoula in July 2020. 3,685 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a January 2021 low of 58,844, Missoula has added 137 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 60,800 0 58,981 137
January 2021 60,800 200 58,844 -2,745
December 2020 60,600 200 61,589 92
November 2020 60,400 200 61,497 170
October 2020 60,200 0 61,327 126
September 2020 60,200 200 61,201 -1,459
August 2020 60,000 -400 62,660 -6
July 2020 60,400 1,000 62,666 1,234
June 2020 59,400 2,300 61,432 3,733
May 2020 57,100 2,900 57,699 2,337
April 2020 54,200 -9,400 55,362 -6,780
March 2020 63,600 0 62,142 28