Montana Payroll Employment Growth Is Second Best In The Nation

Montana’s unemployment rate remained pretty much unchanged during the final month of the holiday season. State Senior Economist Barbara Wagner explains.

“Montana’s unemployment rate is at 4.1% in December, that is the most recent month we have available,” said Wagner. “It is actually exactly even with the U.S. rate this month, which is a long time coming. The U.S. took a long time to recover from the recession where as the Montana unemployment rate has been low for quite some time.”

There was a lot of growth in payroll jobs though… at least compared to the rest of the country.