Montana's Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in May


June 30, 2021

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s unemployment rate declined again, falling to 3.6% in May, down from 4.0% in January and down from 9.1% one year ago. The unemployment rate for the U.S. was 5.8% for the month of May.

“Montanans who were sidelined during the pandemic are returning to the workforce and getting back to work,” Gov. Greg Gianforte said. “Our continued recovery depends on continuing these positive trends, so our businesses can meet their growing customer demand.”

Montana’s total employment, which includes payroll, agricultural, and self-employed workers, grew by 2,221 in Ma...

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