Montana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 3.6% in the month of April.
The national unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points to also sit at 3.6%.
Total employment estimates indicate a gain of 232 jobs.
Continuing a pattern that tight labor markets are constraining job growth, Montana’s labor force contracted by about 200 workers over the month.
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.3% in April, largely due to continuing increases in gasoline prices.
The index for all items less food and energy, also called core inflation, increased 0.1% in April.