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Great Falls, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Great Falls fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2021 to 3.7%. 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 12.9% 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 April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.1% +0.1 -8.7
Montana 3.7% -0.1 -8.2
Great Falls 3.7% 0.0 -9.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2021 data as May 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 3,485 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 April 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Great Falls 1,354 -11 -3,485

Number of Unemployed Persons

Great Falls, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployment Rate
Great Falls
Unemployed
May
2021
5.8%
April
2021
6.1% 3.7% 3.7% 1,354
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
August
2020
8.4% 5.8% 5.8% 2,218
July
2020
10.2% 6.6% 6.7% 2,582
June
2020
11.1% 7.6% 7.3% 2,807

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.