Valley County’s unemployment rate remained below 4% at 3.9% in August, rising a slim 0.1 percentage points over July’s rate. The county’s August labor force stood at 4,002, with 3,847 people employed and 155 unemployed.
Across Montana, the unemployment rate held steady at 5.3% in August. The national rate declined by 0.1 percentage points to 7.3%.
Unemployment rates stayed quite stable in much of Valley County’s regional neighborhood, with Phillips and Garfield faring best. Phillips improved to 5.0% in August from 5.3% in July and Garfield to 2.7 from 3.0.
Unemployment rates in othe...