Montana Unemployment

The following table contains the unemployment rate for Montana. The unemployment rate state wide is 5.7%. This is lower than the national average 7.9%.

Unemployment State USA
Unemployment Rate
5.7%
7.9%
National

Montana Median Income by Race

Montana median income is broken down by race in the table below. White people make $24,425 on average, this is the highest paid group. On the other end, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander residents make the least, averaging $16,444.

Race State USA
White
$24,425
$31,133
National Average
Black or African American
$18,652
$25,062
National Average
Hispanic
$18,066
$21,505
National Average
Two or more races
$17,334
$22,664
National Average
Asian
$16,840
$34,418
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
$16,658
$21,510
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
$16,444
$26,563
National Average

Montana Median Household Income by Age

The average income for different age groups is shown below. The age range that has the highest income in Montana is < 25.

Age State USA
< 25
$24,990
$26,465
National Average
25 - 44
$48,271
$57,132
National Average
45 - 64
$53,601
$63,398
National Average
> 64
$31,412
$33,906
National Average

Montana Median Worker Income

The table below displays the median individual worker income for Montana. The state's median individual worker income is $23,639. This is lower than the national average $29,701.

Worker Type State USA
Male
$30,172
$35,201
National Average
Female
$18,814
$24,139
National Average
Median Household Income
$43,872
$51,914
National Average

Montana Household Income Other than Earnings

The table below contains the data for Montana household income, other than earnings. At $18,679, Retirement Income income is the highest category for other earnings. State wide social security other income from social security averages $15,179.

Income Type State USA
Retirement Income
$18,679
$21,489
National Average
Social Security Income
$15,179
$15,495
National Average
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income
$13,660
$15,308
National Average
Public Assistance Income
$2,954
$3,553
National Average

Top Montana Occupations

View occupation data for Montana below. The largest occupations are listed first.

Occupation State USA
Sales and office occupations
24.2%
25.4%
National Average
Service occupations
18.4%
17.1%
National Average
Management, business, and financial occupations
14.9%
14.3%
National Average
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
13.3%
9.8%
National Average
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations
10.1%
10.6%
National Average
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
10.0%
12.4%
National Average
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
5.1%
5.2%
National Average
Computer, engineering, and science occupations
4.0%
5.2%
National Average
Notes
  • State rating based on comparing Montana to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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