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The unemployment rate has been decreasing in Montana since September 2013 when it was at 5.6 percent. It has been decreasing a good amount.
The current unemployment rate in Montana as of February 2014 is 5.1 percent.
The national unemployment rate has also decreased since last year, but has gone up slightly since last month.
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The current national unemployment rate is 6.7 percent as of February 2014.
The national unemployment rate decreased by three-tenths from November 2012 to 6.7 percent in December 2013. It then dropped by one percent in January making the national unemployment rate 6.6 percent. It is now 6.7 percent as of February 2014.
Seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Montana compared on a national scale:
February 2014: 5.1 percent
January 2014: 5.3 percent
December 2013: 5.4 percent
November 2013: 5.4 percent
February 2014: 6.7 percent
January 2014: 6.6 percent
February 2013: 7.7 percent
The civilian labor force in Montana has increased from 513,300 in September of 2013, to 517,000 in February 2014. Although the number of workers has increased, the unemployment rate has been decreasing. 490,400 people in Montana are employed while only 26,600 are unemployed as of February 2014. The total nonfarm employment reaches 452,800 people.
* The sources used for this information are from the United States Department of labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Information is updated annually on this site:
For more information or help on how to obtain a job in Montana, please refer to this site where you will be able to post your resume and browse through current job listings: https://jobs.mt.gov/