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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in August 2019 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Great Falls peaked in January 2011 at 6.7% and is now 3.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.3% in July 2019, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Great Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.1
Montana 3.3% -0.1 -0.4
Great Falls 3.3% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with August 2019 data as September metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Great Falls, Montana, National

Great Falls, Montana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Great Falls, Montana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Great Falls peaked in February 2011 at 2,535. There are now 1,290 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Great Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Great Falls, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,245 -11 -99

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5% 3.3%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3% 3.3% 1,245
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.3% 1,256
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.4% 1,297
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.5% 1,325
April
2019
3.6% 3.7% 3.5% 1,347
March
2019
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 1,366
February
2019
3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 1,367
January
2019
4.0% 3.8% 3.6% 1,355
December
2018
3.9% 3.7% 3.6% 1,349
November
2018
3.7% 3.7% 3.6% 1,350
October
2018
3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 1,353

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.