Montana’s unemployment situation continues to improve, with the unemployment rate falling by 0.1 percentage points over the month for a rate of 4.5 percent in June. 

The U.S. unemployment rate dropped by 0.2 percentage points to 6.1 percent.

“Montana’s economy continued its steady growth last month, rounding out the first half of the year with more strong job creation,” Governor Steve Bullock said.  “Our state is consistently recognized for its great business tax climate, well trained workforce, and support of entrepreneurs and small businesses, and our unemployment rate is a strong sign of the great things happening in Montana.”

Montana has added over 11,000 jobs since the beginning of the year.