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Montana's Unemployment Rate Hits 14-Year Low


September 22, 2021

Montana’s unemployment rate hit a 14-year low, dropping to 3.5% in August. The national unemployment rate for August is 5.2%.

“With Montana open for business and more Montanans returning to good-paying jobs, our economic and jobs recovery continues at a strong pace,” Governor Greg Gianforte said. “Montana is a leader in our nation’s economic comeback, with our state’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in 14 years.”

Montana’s unemployment rate of 3.5% in August is the state’s lowest since July 2007, when it was also 3.5%.

In August, 521,408 Montanans were employed, reco...

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