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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls fell 0.1 percentage points in November 2020 to 4.7%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points higher than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Great Falls peaked in April 2020 at 12.6% and is now 7.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Great Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% -0.2 +3.1
Montana 4.6% -0.4 +1.1
Great Falls 4.7% -0.1 +1.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2020 data as December 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 April 2020 at 4,638. There are now 2,868 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 November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,770 -12 +502

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
December
2020
6.7% 4.4%
November
2020
6.7% 4.6% 4.7% 1,770
October
2020
6.9% 5.0% 4.8% 1,782
September
2020
7.8% 5.4% 5.3% 1,990
August
2020
8.4% 5.8% 5.7% 2,216
July
2020
10.2% 6.5% 6.5% 2,511
June
2020
11.1% 7.2% 7.1% 2,685
May
2020
13.3% 9.0% 8.8% 3,295
April
2020
14.8% 11.9% 12.6% 4,638
March
2020
4.4% 3.6% 3.3% 1,253
February
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.4% 1,288
January
2020
3.5% 3.5% 3.4% 1,280

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.