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Nov
13

Consumer Price Index, West Region — October 2019

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.5 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Oct
10

Consumer Price Index, West Region — September 2019

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), increased 0.3 percent in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Sep
24

Occupational Employment and Wages in Billings — May 2018

Workers in the Billings Metropolitan Statistical Area had an average (mean) hourly wage of $22.53 in May 2018, below the nationwide average of $24.98.

Montana Economy at a Glance:

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Labor Force Data

Civilian Labor Force(1)

534.3 533.2 535.0 536.7 (p)537.4  

Employment(1)

499.7 502.3 506.1 510.0 (p)510.8  

Unemployment(1)

34.6 31.0 28.9 26.7 (p)26.6  

Unemployment Rate(2)

6.5 5.8 5.4 5.0 (p)4.9  

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 Nov 2019
Great Falls Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Missoula Area Economic Summary
Benefits, Consumer price indexes, Consumer spending, Employment, Industry price indexes, Pay, Unemployment
Economic Summary Nov 2019
Mountain-Plains - Consumer Prices Consumer price indexes CPI Summary Jun 2021
Mountain-Plains - Labor Force Statistics Employment, Unemployment Table Jun 2021
Consumer Price Index Overview Table – Mountain Plains Consumer price indexes Table Jun 2021
Mountain-Plains - Employment Cost Index Benefits, Pay Table Jun 2021
Consumer Price Index, West Region — October 2019 Consumer price indexes News Release Nov 2019
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 – 2018 Unemployment News Release May 2019