Unemployment Rises in November

By Beacon Staff

HELENA (AP) – Montana’s unemployment rate rose to 3.4 percent in November.

That’s up from 3.1 percent in October, and continues a slight upward trend since the state saw the nation’s lowest unemployment rate at 2 percent earlier in the year.

The national unemployment rate remained steady at 4.7 percent in November.

Overall, the state’s seasonally adjusted nonagricultural payroll employment remained steady at 447,700 from October to November.

Gains were seen in professional and business services showed, manufacturing, government jobs and education and health services.

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