HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is excited
to announce the addition of local area profile data to the Labor Market
Information website allowing job seekers and businesses the opportunity
to understand their counties’ economic status better.
Using dropdown menus this interactive data tool allows Montanans to get
the most up-to-date labor market data for each of the state’s fifty-six
• Top private employers;
• Employment by industry;
• Annual average wages;
• Annual per capita income;
• Employed, unemployed and unemployment rate and;
• Annual population by age.
“As Montana’s workforce continues to age into retirement, it is vital
our next generation of workers have the online tools available to
determine their career pathways,” said Commissioner of Labor &
Industry Pam Bucy. “For local businesses looking to grow and expand
their operations, this new tool provides valuable insight into their
county’s labor market information. Beyond providing local area data,
this new tool also reduces the costs of printing flyers that quickly
Using this new tool is simple and are accessed under the Local Area
Profiles tab and Select County under the “Select Coverage” heading.
Under the “Select Area” heading click on the county name. State data
continues to be available by clicking on “State” under the “Select
Coverage” heading and then clicking on “Montana” under the “Select Area”
This new tool replaces county flyer publications that can quickly become
outdated due to printing timelines. The Research & Analysis
Division is currently working to provide these same data options for the
state’s seven reservations in the future.