HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in July, marking the third straight month the state’s jobless rate has dropped.
State labor department statistics show that payroll employment posted a gain of 900 jobs in July, for a total of 3,400 jobs added in the last three months.
The lowest jobless rate in July was at 1.6% in Daniels County while Big Horn County had the highest unemployment rate at 8.9%.
The Consumer Price Index increased by 0.2% in July, with most of the increase coming from an increase in home prices. -0.5%)
The US unemployment rate stood at 3.9% in July.
Western Montana jobless numbers:
- Missoula County: 2.9% (-0,5%)
- Ravalli County: 3.5% (-0.6%)
- Flathead County: 3.6% (-0.5%)
- Lake County: 3.9% (-0.2%)
- Flathead Indian Reservation: 4.1% (0.2%)
- Granite County: 4.2% (-0.6%)
- Sanders County: 5.0% (-0.3%)
- Mineral County: 6.0% (+0.2%)
- Lincoln County: 6.1% (1.1%)