September 25, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 39

County Unemployment Remains Under 4%

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.

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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.

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