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Montana’s unemployment rate holds steady

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Posted at 11:39 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 16:19:41-04

HELENA — Montana’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.3% in September while the U.S. unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 3.5%.

Total employment, which includes agricultural, payroll and self-employed workers, indicated a gain of 238 jobs, while the labor force grew by 345, according the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

Meanwhile, the number of unemployed people in the Treasure State increased by 107 people.

Western Montana unemployment numbers for September:

  • Missoula County: 2.7%
  • Ravalli County: 3.3%
  • Flathead County: 3.6%
  • Lake County: 3.6%
  • Flathead Reservation: 3.8%
  • Granite County: 4.2%
  • Sanders County: 4.5%
  • Mineral County: 4.6%
  • Lincoln County: 5.8%