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More Montanans working, jobless rate stable

 


The number of Montanans with jobs increased last month, though the jobless rate remained stable at 7.4 percent.

State Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly said this morning that more people, buoyed by the brighter economic picture are entering the job market.

"The number of Montanans who are working increased by 1,300 jobs this month, which is the largest over-the-month job growth since the recession started, " Kelly said. "Nearly every industry posted job gains. However, the unemployment rate remained constant because over 1,100 Montanans have re-entered the labor force and started looking for...



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