Montana Sets New Records for Employment, Labor Force in December

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced Montana set new records for total employment and labor force in December, according to data compiled by Department of Labor and Industry (DLI) and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

“More Montanans are working than ever before thanks to the hard work of job creators and our pro-jobs, pro-business policies,” Gov. Gianforte said. “A growing labor force is positive for Montana, and we’ll continue to develop workforce talent pipelines to meet the needs of industry and our growing economy.”

In the last month of the year, Montana’s labor force grew by more than 1,200 workers. Under Gov. Gianforte’s leadership, total employment is at an all-time high at 563,000 in December.