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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 58,400 jobs in Missoula, Montana in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 57,134 employed persons for the month. Missoula added 2,300 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 1,772 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 58,400 +2,300 -4,400
CPS 57,134 +1,772 -4,583

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 5,900 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey. From a trough of 56,100 in April 2020, Missoula has gained 2,300 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 62,142 for Missoula in March 2020. 5,008 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 55,362, Missoula has added 1,772 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 58,400 2,300 57,134 1,772
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
November 2019 63,000 -300 61,910 -39
October 2019 63,300 100 61,949 -26
September 2019 63,200 -300 61,975 4
August 2019 63,500 300 61,971 52
July 2019 63,200 100 61,919 93
June 2019 63,100 300 61,826 109