Flathead County’s unemployment rate posted at 6.7 percent in January, increasing from 5.9 percent in December, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Monday.
The county has a current workforce of 42,248 people.
The jobless rate in other Northwest Montana counties also increased over the same month. Lincoln County had a 10.5 percent unemployment rate in January, compared to 9.3 percent in December. Sanders County post 9.5 percent, up from 8.1 percent the previous month. Lake County had the best employment snapshot, even though that county increased from 4.6 percent in December to 5.6 percent in January.