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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 2022 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.1 percentage points lower than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Great Falls peaked in April 2020 at 12.7% and is now 9.9 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Great Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.6% -0.1 -0.6
Montana 2.9% -0.1 0.0
Great Falls 2.8% -0.1 0.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2022 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 4,752. There are now 3,656 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 909 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 187. Great Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Great Falls, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,096 -14 +22

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
December
2022
3.5%
November
2022
3.6% 2.9% 2.8% 1,096
October
2022
3.7% 3.0% 2.9% 1,110
September
2022
3.5% 2.9% 2.8% 1,083
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.7% 1,053
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 1,029
June
2022
3.6% 2.6% 2.6% 994
May
2022
3.6% 2.4% 2.5% 968
April
2022
3.6% 2.3% 2.4% 928
March
2022
3.6% 2.3% 2.4% 909
February
2022
3.8% 2.6% 2.5% 956
January
2022
4.0% 2.7% 2.7% 1,019

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.