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Missoula, Montana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Missoula fell 0.3 percentage points in April 2018 to 3.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.7 percentage points lower than the Montana rate. The unemployment rate in Missoula peaked in March 2010 at 7.5% and is now 4.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Missoula unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Montana 4.0% -0.1 0.0
Missoula 3.3% -0.3 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Missoula, Montana, National

Missoula, Montana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Missoula, Montana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Missoula peaked in April 2010 at 4,423. There are now 2,366 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Missoula employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Missoula, Montana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Missoula 2,057 -215 -134

Number of Unemployed Persons

Missoula, Montana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Montana
Unemployment Rate
Missoula
Unemployment Rate
Missoula
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.9%
April
2018
3.9% 4.0% 3.3% 2,057
March
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.6% 2,272
February
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.9% 2,401
January
2018
4.1% 4.1% 3.8% 2,335
December
2017
4.1% 4.1% 3.7% 2,329
November
2017
4.1% 4.1% 3.7% 2,311
October
2017
4.1% 4.1% 3.7% 2,326
September
2017
4.2% 4.1% 3.8% 2,349
August
2017
4.4% 4.1% 3.7% 2,336
July
2017
4.3% 4.0% 3.7% 2,290
June
2017
4.3% 4.0% 3.6% 2,244

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.