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Governor Bullock Announces Montana’s Unemployment Rate Steady at 3.7%

2,000 jobs added to Montana’s economy last month

Friday, December 21, 2018/Categories: Governor's Office, Montana.gov/Tags:

Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7% for the month of November, gaining roughly 2,000 jobs over the month. The U.S. unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%

“As the holidays approach, Montana workers and families can enjoy a prosperous holiday season reaping the benefits of our strong economy,” said Governor Bullock. “Businesses and communities continue to experience a thriving job market, positive wage, and optimism for more economic growth in the new year.”

Payroll employment posted even larger job gains of 2,000 jobs, with job gains of 1,900 in the private sector. Private industry job gains were posted across most industries, with professional services, construction, and leisure and hospitality posting the strongest growth. Total employment, which includes payroll, agricultural, and self-employed workers, indicated a strong increase of 1,203 jobs in November. The unemployment rate remained steady due to a similar increase in the labor force of 1,332 people.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in November, with a decline in gasoline prices offsetting increases in shelter and vehicles. The index for all items less food and energy, also called core inflation, increased 0.2% in November, with a change of 2.2% over-the- year. 

 

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** Unemployment figures are seasonally-adjusted.  Seasonally-adjusted numbers remove the effects of events that follow a more or less regular month-to-month pattern each year. These adjustments make non-seasonal patterns easier to identify. The margin of error for the unemployment rate is plus or minus 0.5 percentage points at the 90 percent confidence level. All questions relating to the calculation of unemployment rates should be directed to the Montana Department of Labor & Industry’s Research and Analysis Bureau at 406-444-4100.

 

The next Labor Situation Report for the month of December 2018 will be released on Friday, January 18, 2019.

 

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****** COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ******

The unemployment rate and ranking for each of Montana’s 56 counties is provided below for your convenience.  County unemployment rates and employment levels are not seasonally adjusted and should be compared to the unadjusted statewide unemployment rate of 3.6%. 

 

 

Unemployment Rate

Employment

Rank

County

Current Unemployment Rate

Change over Year

Current Employment

Job Change from Last Year

1

Fallon County

1.9

-0.5

1,625

-60

1

McCone County

1.9

-0.2

987

24

3

Carter County

2.0

-0.1

738

43

3

Daniels County

2.0

-0.4

909

26

3

Sheridan County

2.0

-0.6

1,794

-32

6

Liberty County

2.4

-0.1

989

49

6

Powder River County

2.4

-0.1

1,008

25

6

Toole County

2.4

-0.6

1,984

-23

9

Custer County

2.5

-0.3

5,909

-106

9

Dawson County

2.5

-0.2

4,440

-63

9

Sweet Grass County

2.5

-0.6

1,783

52

12

Garfield County

2.6

-0.2

784

55

13

Treasure County

2.8

-0.2

342

15

14

Gallatin County

2.9

-0.5

64,294

2,263

14

Richland County

2.9

-0.2

5,523

-378

16

Judith Basin County

3.0

-0.9

954

37

16

Valley County

3.0

0.2

4,039

-21

18

Beaverhead County

3.1

0.0

5,026

144

18

Chouteau County

3.1

0.1

2,497

72

18

Lewis and Clark County

3.1

-0.3

33,651

-235

18

Missoula County

3.1

-0.4

61,056

493

18

Stillwater County

3.1

-1.0

4,647

-15

18

Yellowstone County

3.1

-0.4

78,250

-422

24

Prairie County

3.2

-0.1

485

11

25

Fergus County

3.3

-0.8

5,567

77

25

Hill County

3.3

-0.4

7,804

119

25

Musselshell County

3.3

-1.8

2,207

11

25

Phillips County

3.3

-1.1

1,853

43

25

Teton County

3.3

-0.5

2,639

27

30

Cascade County

3.4

-0.5

36,573

-194

30

Deer Lodge County

3.4

-0.5

4,872

-25

32

Blaine County

3.6

-0.4

2,310

61

32

Carbon County

3.6

-0.2

5,208

22

32

Jefferson County

3.6

-0.7

5,359

-14

32

Roosevelt County

3.6

-0.2

4,403

-10

36

Broadwater County

3.8

-0.7

2,501

53

36

Pondera County

3.8

0.6

2,633

42

36

Powell County

3.8

-0.6

2,739

2

36

Ravalli County

3.8

-0.6

19,504

490

36

Silver Bow County

3.8

-0.6

16,398

-32

41

Lake County

3.9

-0.4

13,037

382

41

Wibaux County

3.9

0.5

448

-8

43

Meagher County

4.0

-0.8

887

27

44

Golden Valley County

4.2

-0.6

363

8

45

Petroleum County

4.3

-0.1

270

10

45

Rosebud County

4.3

-0.9

3,776

-4

47

Park County

4.5

-0.3

8,369

285

48

Flathead County

4.7

-0.6

45,030

1,193

48

Madison County

4.7

-0.5

3,771

213

50

Granite County

4.8

-1.0

1,486

52

51

Wheatland County

5.1

0.0

776

38

52

Sanders County

5.7

-1.1

4,669

143

53

Lincoln County

6.6

-1.4

7,296

128

54

Mineral County

6.7

-1.2

1,466

-22

55

Glacier County

7.3

-0.3

5,114

43

56

Big Horn County

8.2

-4.6

4,875

-27

 

 

 

****** RESERVATION UNEMPLOYMENT RATES ******

The unemployment rate and ranking for each of Montana’s seven reservations is provided below.  Reservation unemployment rates and employment levels are not seasonally adjusted and should be compared to the unadjusted statewide unemployment rate of 3.6%. Reservation areas overlap with county areas, meaning that unemployed individuals living on a reservation will be included in both the reservation and county totals.

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate

Employment

Rank

County

Current Unemployment Rate

Change over Year

Current Employment

Job Change from Last Year

1

Flathead

4.1

-0.5

12,762

368

2

Fort Peck

4.7

-0.2

3,958

-10

3

Fort Belknap

8.1

-1.4

759

20

4

Blackfeet

10.1

-0.3

3,624

32

5

Rocky Boy's

10.5

-0.8

1,118

21

6

Northern Cheyenne

11.2

-3.3

1,334

-3

7

Crow

12.3

-6.4

2,458

-14

 
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