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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly to 3.4% in October.

Gov. Steve Bullock says 851 people joined the workforce last month due to wage growth and increased job opportunities. That’s the largest monthly gain in the labor force since 2015.

The U.S. unemployment rate also moved up 0.1 percentage points to 3.6%.