Department of Numbers

Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 63,000 jobs in Missoula, Montana in February 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 61,590 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 1,000 jobs in February 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 179 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 63,000 -1,000 +1,100
CPS 61,590 +179 +1,665

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 1,000 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey.

CPS employment in February 2019 for Missoula is at a new high of 61,590.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2019

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2019 63,000 -1,000 61,590 179
January 2019 64,000 1,100 61,411 677
December 2018 62,900 800 60,734 307
November 2018 62,100 -100 60,427 213
October 2018 62,200 -300 60,214 181
September 2018 62,500 200 60,033 -179
August 2018 62,300 100 60,212 -35
July 2018 62,200 200 60,247 52
June 2018 62,000 -200 60,195 -45
May 2018 62,200 200 60,240 102
April 2018 62,000 0 60,138 129
March 2018 62,000 100 60,009 84