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Feb
10

Consumer Price Index, West Region — January 2021

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged up 0.2 percent in January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Jan
13

Consumer Price Index, West Region — December 2020

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

Dec
10

Consumer Price Index, West Region — November 2020

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

Montana Economy at a Glance:

Montana
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Data
July
2020
Aug
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Dec
2020

Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

534.3 533.2 535.0 536.7 537.0 (p)534.7

Employment(1)

499.7 502.3 506.1 510.0 512.1 (p)510.9

Unemployment(1)

34.6 31.0 28.9 26.7 24.9 (p)23.7

Unemployment Rate(2)

6.5 5.8 5.4 5.0 4.6 (p)4.4

Nonfarm Wage and Salary Employment

Total Nonfarm(3)

461.0 464.6 469.0 470.7 472.4 (p)472.8

12-month % change

-4.9 -4.3 -3.4 -2.9 -2.9 (p)-2.9

Mining and Logging(3)

6.8 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.8 (p)6.9

12-month % change

-8.1 -8.1 -7.9 -9.3 -8.1 (p)-6.8

Construction(3)

30.2 30.5 30.7 30.6 30.3 (p)31.1

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 -0.7 (p)1.6

Manufacturing(3)

19.2 19.3 19.5 19.4 19.5 (p)19.6

12-month % change

-8.6 -8.1 -7.1 -5.4 -5.3 (p)-4.9

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities(3)

91.2 92.3 93.2 93.4 93.4 (p)94.5

12-month % change

-3.0 -1.8 -0.7 -1.3 -1.8 (p)-0.9

Information(3)

5.4 5.3 5.2 5.3 5.3 (p)5.2

12-month % change

-12.9 -14.5 -16.1 -15.9 -14.5 (p)-16.1

Financial Activities(3)

25.8 25.8 26.3 26.6 26.5 (p)26.2

12-month % change

0.0 0.0 1.9 1.1 1.1 (p)0.8

Professional & Business Services(3)

41.1 41.6 41.9 41.8 43.1 (p)42.7

12-month % change

-5.3 -5.2 -4.6 -5.0 -2.7 (p)-3.4

Education & Health Services(3)

77.5 77.3 76.7 77.4 77.6 (p)78.2

12-month % change

-2.0 -2.4 -3.2 -2.0 -2.4 (p)-1.5

Leisure & Hospitality(3)

56.2 56.8 58.0 59.9 60.5 (p)59.3

12-month % change

-16.1 -15.1 -13.4 -9.0 -8.7 (p)-11.5

Other Services(3)

18.1 18.2 17.9 18.1 18.1 (p)18.2

12-month % change

-6.2 -5.2 -6.8 -6.7 -5.2 (p)-4.7

Government(3)

89.5 90.7 92.6 91.4 91.3 (p)90.9

12-month % change

-2.0 -1.0 1.5 0.6 0.0 (p)-0.3

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
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2021
Great Falls Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2021
Missoula Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Feb 2021
Mountain-Plains - Consumer Prices Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Feb 2021
Mountain-Plains - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Feb 2021
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Mountain Plains Consumer price indexes Table Feb 2021
Mountain-Plains - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Feb 2021
Consumer Price Index, West Region — January 2021 Consumer price indexes News Release Feb 2021
Mountain Division and State Unemployment – 2012 Unemployment News Release May 2013
Mountain-Plains CPI Blue Card Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Dec 2017
Occupational Employment and Wages in Billings — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Great Falls — May 2018 Employment, Pay News Release Sep 2019
Occupational Employment and Wages in Missoula — May 2016 Employment, Pay News Release Jun 2017
Alternative Measures of Labor Underutilization in Montana – 2019 Unemployment News Release Feb 2020