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Employment and Occupational Information in Montana



Snapshot of Employment in Montana in 2010
424,300
Total Employment
7.70 %
Unemployment Rate
$36,060
Average Annual Salary
  • #8 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among women.

  • #12 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment growth from the previous year.

  • #13 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate.

  • #14 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages growth from the previous year.

  • #21 amongst U.S. states ranked by lowest annual unemployment rate among men.

  • #23 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #23 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its female civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #30 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #34 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #41 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that is in active employment.

  • #41 amongst U.S. states ranked by percentage of of its male civilian population aged 16 and over that constitutes its labor force.

  • #45 amongst U.S. states ranked by total employment.

  • #47 amongst U.S. states ranked by average annual wages.

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Total Employment for Montana in 2010
Figure 1. Total Employment
Total Employment by Gender for Montana in 2010
Figure 2. Employment by Gender
Employment Percent Change for Montana in 2010 Figure 3. Employment Percent Change
Unemployment Rate for Montana in 2010 Figure 4. Unemployment Rate
Percent of Civilian Population (16 and above) in Employment in Montana in 2010 Figure 5. Percentage of Civilian Population in Employment


Montana
United States
Total Employment
424,300
127,097,160
Total Employment Amount Change from 2009 to 2010
-7,940
-3,550,450
Total Employment Percent Change from 2009 to 2010
-0.02 %
-0.03 %
Percent of Women Employed
55.70 %
53.60 %
Percent of Men Employed
61.30 %
58.50 %
Unemployment Rate
7.70 %
9.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Women
5.90 %
8.60 %
Unemployment Rate Amongst Men
9.30 %
10.50 %
Table 1. Employment Information for Montana


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Salary Information for Montana
Annual Salary Distribution for Montana in 2010 Figure 6. Annual Salary Distribution
Hourly Wage Distribution for Montana in 2010 Figure 7. Hourly Wage Distribution
Average Annual Salary for Montana in 2010 Figure 8. Average Annual Salary
Average Hourly Wage for Montana in 2010 Figure 9. Average Hourly Wage
Wage Increase Percent for Montana in 2010 Figure 10. Average Annual Wage Percent Change


Montana
United States
Average Annual Salary
$36,060
$44,410
Average Hourly Wage
$17.34
$21.35
Average Annual Salary Change from 2009 to 2010
0.03 %
0.02 %
Table 2. Salary Information for Montana


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VIEW ALL MONTANA OCCUPATIONS HERE
HIGHEST PAYING OCCUPATIONS
1. Management Occupations: $74,020
2. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations: $63,840
3. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: $61,500
4. Legal Occupations: $58,480
5. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: $53,690
Table 3. Highest Paying Montana Occupations

FASTEST GROWING SALARIES
1. Architecture and Engineering Occupations: 0.08 %
2. Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations: 0.07 %
3. Protective Service Occupations: 0.06 %
4. Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Management Occupations: 0.04 %
Table 4. Montana Occupations with the Fastest Growing Salaries

POPULAR OCCUPATIONS
1. Office and Administrative Support Occupations: 16.45 %
2. Sales and Related Occupations: 11.23 %
3. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations: 10.19 %
4. Education, Training, and Library Occupations: 6.64 %
5. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations: 6.45 %
Table 5. Popular Montana Occupations
(Percentage of Total Employment for the State)
FASTEST GROWING EMPLOYMENT
1. Personal Care and Service Occupations: 0.10 %
2. Computer and Mathematical Occupations: 0.05 %
3. Legal Occupations: 0.05 %
4. Protective Service Occupations: 0.04 %
5. Business and Financial Operations Occupations: 0.04 %
Table 6. Montana Occupations with the Fastest Growing Employment


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Montana Industry Business Statistics Information
LARGEST EMPLOYMENT
1. Health care and social assistance: 16.86%
2. Retail trade: 16.8%
3. Accommodation and food services: 13.11%
4. Construction: 8.18%
5. Manufacturing: 5.6%
Table 7. Local Industries with the Largest Employment (2008)
LARGEST NUMER OF FIRMS
1. Construction: 5,926
2. Retail trade: 3,979
3. Professional, scientific, and technical services: 3,371
4. Accommodation and food services: 3,005
5. Other services (except public administration): 2,941
Table 8. Local Industries with the Largest Number of Registered Firms (2008)
HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT PER FIRM
1. Utilities: 36.72
2. Information: 22.41
3. Health care and social assistance: 21.79
4. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: 21.76
5. Management of companies and enterprises: 21.58
Table 9. Local Industries with the Highest Number of Employees Per Firm (2008)
HIGHEST ANNUAL PAYROLL PER FIRM
1. Utilities: $2,631,203
2. Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction: $1,524,494
3. Management of companies and enterprises: $1,348,027
4. Information: $922,120
5. Health care and social assistance: $759,394
Table 10. Local Industries with the Highest Annual Payroll Per Firm (2008)


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Further Information on Employment and Occupations in Montana


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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor and U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce


MONTANA METRO AREAS


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