United States Congress Joint Economic Committee

Montana

September 2020

Labor Market (BLS/Haver)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
Montana Unemployment (U-3) 5.6% 6.5% 3.5%
U.S. Official Rate (U-3) 3.5% 3.5% 3.9%
U.S. "Real" Rate (U-6) 6.7% 6.9% 7.6%
Montana Labor Force Participation Rate 61.7% 62.2% 62.9%
U.S. Labor Force Participation Rate 61.7% 61.4% 63.2%
Prices (BLS/Haver, AAA)
Most Recent Prior Month 12 Mo. Prior
CPI-U Inflation 1.3% 1.0% 1.7%
"Core" CPI Inflation 1.7% 1.6% 2.4%
National Gas/gal. Updated 9/24/20 12:00 AM $2.20 $2.19 $2.66
Montana Gas/gal. $2.25 $2.24 $2.73
West Region: Loaf of Bread $1.77 $1.70 $1.58
West Region: Milk/gal. $3.54 $3.49 $3.07
Economic Growth (BEA, WSJ/Haver)
U.S. Real GDP
Q2/2020 (2nd Estimate)
-31.7%
MT Real GDP
Q3/2019
2.3%
S&P 500 (YTD)
3.41% Updated 9/13/20 5:00 AM
Minimum Wage (DOL/WHD)
National Hourly Rate
$7.25
MT Hourly Rate
$8.65
Last Generated: 9/24/20 10:05 AM