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Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area Employment Analysis

( Data Date : December 2019 )

Montana Employment Data

Located in the Mountain-Plains region of the U.S., the Treasure State’s fastest employment growth industry since the recession has been health care, with large job gains also related to the Bakken oil fields development. Manufacturing remains an important component to GDP growth the past five years, especially from petroleum and coal products. Montana’s continued economic growth will be challenged by a limited working-age population restricting labor force growth. (Source: Montana Dept. of Labor & Industry)




State/Metropolitan Employment Data:

Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area Unemployment Rate Trends (% change)


  • The unemployment rate in the Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area was 3.2% in November 2019, 0.1% higher than last month, and lower by 0.5% from a year ago.

  • Compared to national and state unemployment rates, the Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area unemployment rate in November 2019 was lower by 0.3% than the U.S. rate of 3.5%, and lower by 0.4% than the Montana state unemployment rate of 3.6%.

  • Total employment in the Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area increased by 3.2% (605 more persons employed) over the past quarter, and increased by 3.7% ( 471559 less ) over the past year.

  • The Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area has an employable civilian labor force (employed + unemployed persons age 16 and older) of 38,255 persons.

  • The Great Falls, MT Metropolitan Statistical Area, metro area labor force shrunk by 1.3% (32533 persons) over the past quarter, and shrunk by 2.7% (35477 persons) over the past year.

  • Current Rate
    Last Year
    Last QTR
    Last Month
    Difference Since Last Quarter
    3.2%
    + 3.7%
    + 3.2%
    - 3.1%
    + 605


    %96.80 of the Total Labor Force is Employed.


    Employment information is based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

    Graphs and charts are based on monthly data from 2000 to present (BLS reports monthly data a month to six weeks after the close of each month).

    The data MuniNet Guide uses and presents is seasonally adjusted.