Total Labor Force (2018)

529,710

Total Population

1,062,305

Population Rank Among States

44th

American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student

$13,097

Rank Among States

31st

U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)

3.7%

Rank Among States

23rd (tied)

BLS, Local Area Unemployment Statistics
State Workforce Board
(Single area State)

Montana State Workforce Innovation Board

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WIOA Funding

Total funding received by Montana under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

Colleges and universities

Montana's Colleges and Universities

Labor Force Data

*United States Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance National Data, 2018 Non-seasonally adjusted

Montana National
Year-over Annual Job Growth
0.9%
1.7%
Year-over Average Wage Growth
3.2%
3.3%
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
3.7%
3.9%
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
34.0%
34.6%
Annual Labor Participation Rate
62.3%
62.9%

Education Levels

*Ages 25 and Older according to the American Community Survey (ACS) educational attainment data.

Less than high school (12.2% Montana | 12.0% National)
12.2%
12%
High school (38.4% Montana | 27.1% National)
38.4%
27.1%
Some college/Associate Degree (40.1% Montana | 28.9% National)
40.1%
28.9%
Bachelor's degree or greater (9.4% Montana | 32.0% National)
9.4%
32%

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Montana's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

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Montana Department of Labor & Industry


Join us Tuesday, June 15th at noon for an Unemployment Insurance Town Hall for more information on what will take place once the federal pandemic UI programs end. https://t.co/LmFjPaUcVp MTDLI1 photo

Reminder: SafetyFestMT in Havre will be held virtually this year June 14th- June 18th. The FREE sessions cover a wide variety of topics. Head to https://t.co/XYqaiilHnr for more information. https://t.co/TVeS8wze57 MTDLI1 photo

With pandemic unemployment benefits ending and the Governor enacting a return-to-work bonus, we may be reaching out to you if you are eligible! Be sure to check your email inbox for notifications from DLI. https://t.co/zIebDis5VZ MTDLI1 photo

With pandemic unemployment benefits ending and the Governor enacting a return-to-work bonus, we may be reaching out to you if you are eligible! Be sure to check your email inbox for notifications from DLI. https://t.co/ZDoyfRU5ot MTDLI1 photo

Everything you need to know about pandemic unemployment benefits ending can be found right here… Get the FAQ’s https://t.co/jZGXlT1sD8 https://t.co/0Pz16uWrG2 MTDLI1 photo

Join us Tuesday, June 15th at noon for an Unemployment Insurance Town Hall for more information on what will take place once the federal pandemic UI programs end. https://t.co/n2bkdK7EWr MTDLI1 photo

Montana SBDC


Join the Miles Community College SBDC tomorrow for the second installment of the Digital Marketing Series, Choosing a Website Platform.
Register for this or more classes in the Digital Marketing Series at https://t.co/QY7G3wH1AW
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Join the Butte SBDC on June 7th for Pro Tips to support Employees, Working Parents and Stressed Kids during COVID Recovery.
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Join the Wolf Point SBDC in Galsgow on June 14th for Beginner Quickbooks. You will learn the basics of accounting, navigating Quickbooks, entering transactions, running reports, and much more. Register for this training now at https://t.co/fcF79JSeiW
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Join the Missoula SBDC tomorrow for So...I opened my Business During a Pandemic. Christine Littig will facilitate an Ask and Share Webinar with three new Missoula business owners. Register for this training now at https://t.co/ddHHs8I65O

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In the coming weeks, food and drink establishments, caterers, mobile food operators, and other eligible applicants will be able to begin applying for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF).
Register for RRF training now at https://t.co/GTw7AhCiy6.
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