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Montana's unemployment rate falls to 4 percent in April, lowest rate since September 2007


HELENA, Montana — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 4 percent in April, the lowest rate since September 2007.

The state's unemployment rate was revised to 4.2 percent in March.

Gov. Steve Bullock says more people are looking for work and more people have been able to find jobs.

Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says the agency expects strong wage growth due to the lower unemployment numbers.

Montana's total employment grew by nearly 1,300 jobs in April, including 1,100 payroll jobs. In the past 12 months, the state has added more than 10,700 total jobs. The total jobs number includes payroll, agricultural jobs and the self-employed.

The national unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in April.

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