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Montana unemployment rate falls to 3.8%

Posted at 12:50 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 14:50:47-04

HELENA – Montana’s unemployment rate dropped again in June, falling to 3.8%.Payroll employment posted a gain of 400 jobs despite a loss of nearly 800 jobs in federal government employment over the month. Retail trade and local government posted the largest over-the-month growth, according to .the numbers released by the Department of Labor & Industry.The lowest jobless rate stood at 1.8% in Daniels and Fallon counties while the highest unemployment rate in June was 9.4% in Big Horn County.The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 4.0% in June.