Department of Numbers

Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 61,800 jobs in Missoula, Montana in February 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 59,906 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 0 jobs in February 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 217 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 61,800 0 +700
CPS 59,906 +217 +464

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 in January 2018 is at a new high of 61,800.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 59,985 for Missoula in December 2016. 79 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a May 2017 low of 59,304, Missoula has added 602 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2018

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2018 61,800 0 59,906 217
January 2018 61,800 300 59,689 171
December 2017 61,500 500 59,518 17
November 2017 61,000 100 59,501 128
October 2017 60,900 -200 59,373 -103
September 2017 61,100 -100 59,476 -105
August 2017 61,200 0 59,581 71
July 2017 61,200 -100 59,510 64
June 2017 61,300 200 59,446 142
May 2017 61,100 100 59,304 -15
April 2017 61,000 0 59,319 -80
March 2017 61,000 -100 59,399 -43