HELENA — Montana officials say the state's unemployment rate reached a 10-year low of 3.5% last month.
That's two-tenths of a percent lower than the national unemployment rate in June.
State labor statistics indicate total employment gained 1,019 jobs, which include agricultural, payroll, and self-employed workers. Only 499 workers were added to the labor force over the month.
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Payroll employment added 2,200 jobs last month, including 900 jobs in leisure and hospitality.
Fallon County recorded the state's lowest jobless rate at 1.5%. Glacier County had the highest rate at 7.6%.
Among the state's reservations, the Northern Cheyenne had the highest rate at 12.6%.