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Jobless rate down in Montana, stable on Hi-Line

Montana's unemployment continued to drop in February, moving down 0.3 points to 6.2 percent.

Montana's unemployment rate has been declining since August 2011. The national unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent for the month.

While the jobless rate in Montana went down, it was relatively stable on the Hi-Line.

The Hi-Line's jobless rate is traditionally higher during the winter.

"Montana's economy continues to add jobs in 2012, with more than one thousand jobs in the last month, " said Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly. The continued decline of Montana's unemployment rate indicates that...


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