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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 62,500 jobs in Missoula, Montana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,496 employed persons for the month. Missoula added 400 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 169 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,500 +400 -500
CPS 61,496 +169 -414

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 64,300. Since then 1,800 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,100 in April 2020, Missoula has gained 6,400 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,666 for Missoula in July 2020. 1,170 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a September 2020 low of 61,201, Missoula has added 295 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 62,500 400 61,496 169
October 2020 62,100 600 61,327 126
September 2020 61,500 -1,700 61,201 -1,459
August 2020 63,200 -200 62,660 -6
July 2020 63,400 1,600 62,666 1,234
June 2020 61,800 3,400 61,432 3,733
May 2020 58,400 2,300 57,699 2,337
April 2020 56,100 -7,400 55,362 -6,780
March 2020 63,500 0 62,142 28
February 2020 63,500 -800 62,114 79
January 2020 64,300 900 62,035 171
December 2019 63,400 400 61,864 -46