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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 61,100 jobs in Missoula, Montana in May 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,823 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 0 jobs in May 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 351 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,100 0 +4,000
CPS 59,823 +351 +3,212

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 2,700 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey. From a trough of 54,200 in April 2020, Missoula has gained 6,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,599 for Missoula in January 2020. 2,776 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,571, Missoula has added 4,252 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2021

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2021 61,100 0 59,823 351
April 2021 61,100 100 59,472 184
March 2021 61,000 200 59,288 22
February 2021 60,800 0 59,266 -113
January 2021 60,800 200 59,379 -130
December 2020 60,600 200 59,509 -130
November 2020 60,400 200 59,639 -192
October 2020 60,200 0 59,831 -237
September 2020 60,200 200 60,068 -279
August 2020 60,000 -400 60,347 -362
July 2020 60,400 1,000 60,709 -531
June 2020 59,400 2,300 61,240 4,629