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Montana jobless rate at 3.6%

Posted at 5:00 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-22 16:44:10-04

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate checked in at 3.6% for September, the lowest rate in Treasure State in more than a decade.

Payroll employment posted a gain of 500 jobs in September, with 800 jobs gained in the private sector, according to numbers released by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.

The U.S. unemployment rate declined to 3.7%.

Meanwhile, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased by 0.1% in September due to price increases in housing and shelter.

The lowest jobless rate in Montana sat at 1.7% in Fallon County for September while at the other end of the spectrum, the unemployment rate in Big Horn County was 8.1%.