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Missoula, Montana Job Growth

There were 62,000 jobs in Missoula, Montana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 60,223 employed persons for the month. Missoula lost 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 190 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Missoula job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 62,000 -100 +1,100
CPS 60,223 +190 +69

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 2018 at 62,100. Since then 100 jobs have been lost in Missoula according to the employer survey. From a trough of 61,900 in August 2018, Missoula has gained 100 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 60,247 for Missoula in July 2018. 24 jobs have been lost in Missoula since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 60,033, Missoula has added 190 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Missoula, Montana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 62,000 -100 60,223 190
September 2018 62,100 200 60,033 -179
August 2018 61,900 -200 60,212 -35
July 2018 62,100 200 60,247 52
June 2018 61,900 300 60,195 -45
May 2018 61,600 0 60,240 102
April 2018 61,600 -200 60,138 129
March 2018 61,800 100 60,009 84
February 2018 61,700 -100 59,925 95
January 2018 61,800 300 59,830 -371
December 2017 61,500 500 60,201 33
November 2017 61,000 100 60,168 14