MTDLI Excited to Announce Local Area Profiles Data

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 counties including:

• 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 Beyond providing local area data, this new tool also reduces the costs of printing flyers that quickly become out-of-date.”

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” heading.

This new tool replaces county flyer publications that can quickly become outdated due to printing timelines.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.