June 25, 2014 | Volume 101 / Number 26

Jobless Rate Dips Below 3% Here

Unemployment Down to 4.6% In Montana; U.S. Still At 6.3%

Valley County’s unemployment rate in May dropped below 3 percent again, while Montana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points over the month for a rate of 4.6 percent in May. The U.S. unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 percent.

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Valley County’s labor force for the May was recorded at 4,144, with 4,031 employed.

“Montana’s unemployment rate continues to drop due to strong employment growth in 2014,” Gov. Steve Bullock said. “Montanans can enjoy these summer months with confidence in a growing economy and a state government that is doing everything it can to facilita...

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