Department of Numbers

Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 64,500 jobs in Missoula, Montana in September 2022 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 65,771 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 1,700 jobs in September 2022 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 109 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 64,500 -1,700 +1,500
CPS 65,771 +109 +2,206

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 July 2022 at 66,400. Since then 1,900 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in September 2022 for Missoula is at a new high of 65,771.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through September 2022

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
September 2022 64,500 -1,700 65,771 109
August 2022 66,200 -200 65,662 346
July 2022 66,400 1,100 65,316 277
June 2022 65,300 800 65,039 100
May 2022 64,500 -300 64,939 151
April 2022 64,800 100 64,788 226
March 2022 64,700 -100 64,562 270
February 2022 64,800 -100 64,292 251
January 2022 64,900 100 64,041 247
December 2021 64,800 1,200 63,794 -13
November 2021 63,600 200 63,807 45
October 2021 63,400 400 63,762 197