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News Releases:
Feb
26
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Montana — 2023

In 2023, the broadest measure of labor underutilization, designated U-6, was 6.1 percent in Montana.

Feb
13
Consumer Price Index, West Region — January 2024

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 0.7 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jan
11
Consumer Price Index, West Region — December 2023

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), declined 0.1 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Montana Economy at a Glance:
Montana
Data Series Back
Data
July
2023
Aug
2023
Sept
2023
Oct
2023
Nov
2023
Dec
2023

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

577.2 577.7 578.4 579.2 580.5 (p)581.8

Employment(1)

563.0 563.0 563.0 562.7 563.2 (p)563.3

Unemployment(1)

14.2 14.7 15.4 16.4 17.3 (p)18.5

Unemployment Rate(2)

2.5 2.5 2.7 2.8 3.0 (p)3.2

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

516.1 519.8 519.5 521.6 522.2 (p)523.8

12-month % change

0.8 1.2 0.8 1.7 1.7 (p)1.6

Mining and Logging(3)

6.8 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.8 (p)6.7

12-month % change

1.5 4.6 3.0 1.5 3.0 (p)0.0

Construction(3)

37.6 37.4 37.0 37.6 38.0 (p)38.4

12-month % change

3.3 1.6 -0.5 3.3 2.2 (p)2.4

Manufacturing(3)

23.0 23.3 23.2 23.2 23.2 (p)23.2

12-month % change

4.5 5.0 4.5 2.7 2.2 (p)2.2

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

99.6 99.5 100.5 100.9 100.7 (p)100.9

12-month % change

-0.3 -0.8 -0.1 0.5 0.5 (p)0.6

Information(3)

5.6 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.7 (p)5.6

12-month % change

-5.1 -8.3 -8.5 -5.2 0.0 (p)0.0

Financial Activities(3)

28.4 28.3 28.5 28.8 28.4 (p)28.4

12-month % change

0.4 -0.4 0.4 0.7 -1.4 (p)-2.4

Professional & Business Services(3)

50.8 50.9 51.2 51.2 50.9 (p)50.9

12-month % change

0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 (p)-1.0

Education & Health Services(3)

84.3 84.5 83.8 84.0 84.7 (p)85.0

12-month % change

3.8 3.0 2.3 2.7 3.7 (p)3.5

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

71.3 73.0 72.4 73.8 74.4 (p)75.2

12-month % change

0.0 2.0 1.1 4.2 5.2 (p)5.6

Other Services(3)

20.0 20.3 20.5 20.2 20.1 (p)19.7

12-month % change

1.5 3.6 4.1 3.1 3.6 (p)2.1

Government(3)

88.7 90.3 90.1 89.6 89.3 (p)89.8

12-month % change

-1.4 0.9 -0.1 0.0 -0.8 (p)0.1

Footnotes
(1) Number of persons, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(2) In percent, seasonally adjusted.
(3) Number of jobs, in thousands, seasonally adjusted.
(p) Preliminary

Title BLS Subject Product Type Date Published
Billings Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Great Falls Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Missoula Area Economic Summary (PDF)
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2024
Mountain-Plains - Consumer Prices Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2024
Mountain-Plains - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2024
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Mountain Plains Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2024
Mountain-Plains - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Feb 2024
Consumer Price Index, West Region — January 2024 Consumer price indexes News Release Feb 2024
Mountain Division and State Unemployment – 2012 Unemployment News Release May 2013
Mountain-Plains CPI Blue Card (PDF) Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Dec 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Billings — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Great Falls — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Occupational Employment and Wages in Missoula — May 2021 Employment, Pay News Release Jul 2022
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Montana — 2023 Unemployment News Release Feb 2024
Montana Job Openings and Labor Turnover — October 2023 Employment News Release Dec 2023