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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2022 to 2.7%. 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 April 2020 at 12.7% and is now 10.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.4% in March 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.3 percentage points. You can also compare Great Falls unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.1 -1.9
Montana 2.7% +0.1 -0.8
Great Falls 2.7% +0.1 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2022 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 4,752. There are now 3,719 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 909 in March 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 124. Great Falls employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Great Falls, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,033 +39 -242

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
August
2022
3.7%
July
2022
3.5% 2.7% 2.7% 1,033
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
December
2021
3.9% 2.9% 2.8% 1,078
November
2021
4.2% 2.9% 2.8% 1,074
October
2021
4.6% 3.0% 2.9% 1,087
September
2021
4.7% 3.2% 3.0% 1,143

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.