Total Labor Force (2018)


Total Population


Population Rank Among States


American Community Survey, 2013-2017

Public School Spending Per Student


Rank Among States


U.S. Census Bureau, May 2020

Statewide Unemployment Rate (2018)


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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State Workforce Plan

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Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Official State Workforce Agency


Official State Job Bank

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
Year-over Average Wage Growth
Annual Average Unemployment Rate
Unemployment Exhaustion Rate
Annual Labor Participation Rate

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)
High school (38.4% Montana | 27.1% National)
Some college/Associate Degree (40.1% Montana | 28.9% National)
Bachelor's degree or greater (9.4% Montana | 32.0% National)

Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Montana's Chambers of Commerce and Economic Development Organizations

Latest Social Media Updates

Montana Department of Labor & Industry

Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana’s unemployment rate returned to a near-normal level of 5.3 percent in September after dropping from 5.6 percent in August. Montana has the 9th lowest unemployment rate in the nation. Read more ➡️ MTDLI1 photo

Nearly 20,000 Unemployment Insurance payments totaling over $7.5M were issued the week of October 12 through October 16, providing benefits to eligible Montanans. Read more here: MTDLI1 photo

We'd like to thank Montana workers in the healthcare industry as they continue working to keep us safe and healthy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
#MaskUpMT #SlowtheSpread
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If you're heading out in public this weekend, don't forget to wear a mask!
#SlowtheSpread #MaskUpMT
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The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that 21,000 Unemployment Insurance (UI) payments totaling $8M were issued the week of October 5 through October 9, providing benefits to eligible Montanans. Read the full press release at MTDLI1 photo

Montana SBDC

COVID-19 has reminded us that there is no substitute for human relationships. Business owners, operators, and employees are invited to The Loneliness Myth: A Foundation for Meaningful Connection. Register for this webinar at

The Billings SBDC's Entrepreneur Academy is coming up on Tuesday, Aug 25th! This session will cover what you need before you buy a business. Learn about an asset sale vs. Business purchase. To Register for this FREE Webinar,

If your business has purchased things like personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, or tools for remote work you may be eligible for up to $10,000 in reimbursements through the Montana Business Adaptability Program. Learn more and apply here:

The Butte SBDC is hosting another installment of Cybersecurity Basics: Protecting Your Business from Online Threats. This event will be an evening class on July 30th from 7pm-8:30pm. The registration link is: #MTSBDC #SBDC #SBA #Montana mtsbdc photo

Does your business need a website? Are you intimidated or confused by the process? Would you like to learn how to create and manage your own business website? Then join us for an in-depth online training course we are calling our Website Bootcamp.

Join the MT Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force & Zero to Five Montana Tues, July 14 at noon for an engaging, interactive webinar about child care solutions for your workforce. This is a free event but registration is required: #MTSBDC #SBDC #SBA #Montana mtsbdc photo

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