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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 63,500 jobs in Missoula, Montana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 62,370 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 300 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 132 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,500 -300 +1,200
CPS 62,370 +132 +1,305

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 2019 at 64,000. Since then 500 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey. From a trough of 63,000 in February 2019, Missoula has gained 500 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment in August 2019 for Missoula is at a new high of 62,370.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 63,500 -300 62,370 132
July 2019 63,800 100 62,238 223
June 2019 63,700 200 62,015 228
May 2019 63,500 300 61,787 187
April 2019 63,200 100 61,600 159
March 2019 63,100 100 61,441 131
February 2019 63,000 -1,000 61,310 141
January 2019 64,000 1,100 61,169 113
December 2018 62,900 800 61,056 1
November 2018 62,100 -100 61,055 -3
October 2018 62,200 -300 61,058 -1
September 2018 62,500 200 61,059 -6