(The Center Square) – Montana’s unemployment rate was 2.5% last month, compared to the national unemployment rate of 3.8%.
That mark’s the 22nd consecutive month that Montana’s unemployment rate has been under 3%, according to Gov. Greg Gianforte’s office.
“Despite national headwinds of inflation, Montanans continue to work hard to earn a living, own or rent a home, raise their family, and achieve the American dream,” Gianforte said in a press release.
According to the governor’s office, over 8,600 jobs have been added so far this year.
“We’ll continue to advance our pro-jobs, pro-family, pro-business policies to drive our economy forward and help Montanans prosper,” Gianforte added.
Nearly every industry in Montana hired with the exception of trade, transportation, and utilities industry, as well as the Information industry.
Fallon County had the lowest unemployment rate in Montana at 1.4%. Lincoln and Glacier County had the highest unemployment rates of 4% and 4.7%, respectively.