Some good news for the State of Montana, as the unemployment rate numbers are in and they just keep dropping.
With new numbers showing the new rate at 5.3% in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from December's 5.4%, comparing to the national unemployment rate of 6.6% in January.
Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says Montana added 1,906 jobs in January, marking the highest gain over a one-month period since July 1983.
Bucy also says recalculations using more complete data showed Montana's job growth for 2013 was 1.7%, which is faster than the state's historical average growth.
February's numbers are due out next week.