HELENA, Mont. (AP) - The state Labor Department says Montana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained constant at 7.4 percent in March, despite an increase in the number of people who have jobs.
Labor Commissioner Keith Kelly says the number of Montanans who are working increased by 1,300 jobs in March, which is the largest one-month increase since the recession started.
He says the unemployment rate remained unchanged because over 1,100 residents re-entered the labor force and started looking for work in March.
The estimate for the total number of Montanans who are unemployed decreased by 175 in March.
The national unemployment rate is at a two-year low at 8.8 percent.