Montana unemployment rate holds at 5.1%

2014-04-18T11:36:00Z Montana unemployment rate holds at 5.1%The Associated Press The Associated Press
April 18, 2014 11:36 am  • 

HELENA — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 5.1 percent in March as both the number of available jobs and the workforce increased.

Montana has seen the addition of 7,450 jobs in the first three months of the year.

Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says stronger job growth has drawn more people into the labor force.

Montana added 2,431 jobs in March - including payroll jobs, agricultural jobs and the self-employed - while the labor force increased by 2,450 workers.

The national unemployment rate in March was 6.7 percent.

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