Montana's unemployment rate falls slightly to 4.6 percent in September

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HELENA, Montana — Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 4.6 percent in September.

The national unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent last month.

The Department of Labor says payroll estimates show the state added 1,900 jobs in September, but the increase was 983 jobs when taking agricultural workers and the self-employed into account. Montana's labor force increased by 694 workers in September while the number of unemployed declined by 289 workers.

Montana's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in January. Payroll employment has added 9.700 jobs so far this year.

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