Montana Employment Statistics

  • 50,110 employers
  • 464,917 employees
  • $835 average weekly wage
  • The average weekly wage is 24.2% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 4.0% above the national average

For complete coverage and the latest employment statistics as compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, see: Montana Employment Statistics

State Business & Employment Since 2009

  • 7,588 more businesses
  • 43,351 more employees
  • 10.3% increase in total wages
  • $9,648 increase in annual wages per employee
  • 28.6% increase in wages per employee

For our analysis of key data changes for business and employment data since the end of the recession in 2009, see: Montana Employment Growth Since the Recession

Business & Employment by County

County with the Most Businesses: Yellowstone County Montana, 6,609
County with the Most Employees: Yellowstone County Montana, 72,555
County with Highest Average Hourly Wage: Stillwater County Montana, $1,250
County with Highest Unemployment Rate: Glacier County Montana, 9.8%

For a breakout of business and employment data by county for the state of Montana, see: Montana Employment Statistics by County


For a breakout of occupations across the state of Montana see:Montana Occupational Statistics

Monthly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 514,103 employed workers
  • 17,863 unemployed workers
  • 3.4% unemployment rate

Monthly employment, unemployment and wage data for the state of Montana, see: Montana Monthly Employment Data

Quarterly Employment and Unemployment Data

  • 49,474 employers, down 0.2% from 49,597
  • 475,129 employees, up 1.2% from 469,672
  • $843 average weekly wage, up 3.3% from $816
  • The average weekly wage is 23.0% below the national average
  • The cost of living is 6.9% above the national average

Quarterly employment statistics for Montana, see: Montana Quarterly Employment Data

Data Sources

About the Writer

This page was created and is maintained by Kurt Tietjen, Founder of Stavera, High Peak Media & Kurt is an executive, data scientist and software engineer who holds an MBA in Management Information Systems. In 2010, he partnered with scientists at Northwestern University to launch The Street Wire. This was one of the first mainstream uses of what would become “Narrative Science”, an artificial intelligence platform specializing in natural language generation. You can contact Kurt on LinkedIn here.