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Unemployment Numbers Moving in Right Direction

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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.


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