County’s Unemployment Rate Drops

The U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that Montgomery County’s unemployment rate in August was 3.8 percent, down from 4.6 percent last August.

montgomery county logoAccording to a Montgomery County news release, almost 10,000 more county residents had jobs compared to 2014.

County Executive Isiah Leggett welcomed the news and said the latest figures are “good news for the county.”

Leggett has given priority to a Six-Point Economic Plan designed to make the County even more competitive in business attraction and job growth.

“We need to build on these gains to provide for the good jobs of the future and grow investment and the County tax base,” Leggett wrote in a statement.

For more information on business opportunities within the county visit DED’s website at

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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