- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 20, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.3 percent in March.

Labor Director Pam Bucy says wage growth is enticing more workers into the labor market. Payroll employment added 400 jobs in March, while the labor force expanded by 654 workers.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis says personal income in Montana rose by 4.4 percent in 2015.

Nationally, the March unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a point to 5 percent.

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