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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls fell 0.2 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Great Falls peaked in April 2020 at 12.9% and is now 10.5 percentage points lower. You can also compare Great Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Montana 2.8% -0.3 -1.7
Great Falls 2.4% -0.2 -2.1
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 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 4,839. There are now 3,937 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 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 902 -71 -771

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 2.8% 2.4% 902
October
2021
4.6% 3.1% 2.6% 973
September
2021
4.7% 3.3% 2.7% 1,016
August
2021
5.2% 3.5% 3.6% 1,350
July
2021
5.4% 3.6% 3.7% 1,379
June
2021
5.9% 3.7% 3.7% 1,387
May
2021
5.8% 3.6% 3.7% 1,364
April
2021
6.0% 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
6.4% 4.0% 4.2% 1,565

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.