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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in July 2021 to 3.7%. 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 12.9% and is now 9.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in March 2021, 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 July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.4% -0.5 -4.8
Montana 3.6% -0.1 -3.0
Great Falls 3.7% 0.0 -3.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2021 data as August 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 4,839. There are now 3,459 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,358 in April 2021, the number of unemployed has now grown by 22. Great Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Great Falls, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,380 -7 -1,202

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
August
2021
5.2%
July
2021
5.4% 3.6% 3.7% 1,380
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.7% 1,387
May
2021
5.8% 3.6% 3.7% 1,364
April
2021
6.1% 3.7% 3.7% 1,358
March
2021
6.0% 3.8% 3.7% 1,365
February
2021
6.2% 3.9% 4.4% 1,619
January
2021
6.3% 4.0% 4.2% 1,565
December
2020
6.7% 4.2% 4.3% 1,586
November
2020
6.7% 4.5% 4.5% 1,673
October
2020
6.9% 4.7% 4.8% 1,795
September
2020
7.8% 5.2% 5.2% 1,968

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.