Montana Labor Market Information

Welcome to the home for Montana's Labor Market Information

This site is the one-stop shop for information about Montana’s economy and labor market. Here you can:

  • Check out dashboards and publications on special topics, like housing, inflation, wage, and employment growth.
  • Download data and explore many official workforce statistics, such as state and local unemployment rates and occupational employment projections, produced by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Explore career resources tailored to every age group and find valuable information and tools for career planning.
Job Tracking Dashboards

Montana’s labor market is always changing. Keep up to date on the latest data with our interactive, easy to use dashboards. You can stay on top of Montana’s economic landscape with a variety of maps comparing Montana and its counties to other areas, graphs showing the latest trends, and other visualizations displaying employment levels, job postings, unemployment claims, and more.

Data Dashboards Spotlight

Wages in Montana have been growing quickly – in 2022 the average annual wage was $54,525, over $12,000 higher than just 5 years ago. While much of the nation has seen wage growth, Montana’s have grown particularly fast, having ranked 4th for growth in the past year and 9th for growth in the past 5-years. This dashboard explores wages in Montana in comparison to the rest of the country and dives into wage earnings by industry as well as other measures of income in order to better understand wage and income data in Montana.

Data Search

Use the data search tool to view and download custom data series from MTDLI's statistical programs. To start searching, select the type of information being sought and the program to get it from. Narrow results to the desired data using dynamic filtering on the interactive data tables. For help identifying what data series to use, please look at the   Frequently Asked Questions .

Career Lab

The Montana Career Lab is a collection of career planning resources including publications, videos, activities, and online information to help you make informed decisions about your future. Featuring MCIS 360: an all-in-one career planning system that helps users find detailed information on occupations, programs of study, scholarships, and interest surveys.