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What States Have the Lowest Unemployment Rates?

If you’ve been struggling to find a new job, get that first job out of college or get back to work, perhaps it’s a change of location you need. The unemployment rate is not equal across the states, and for all the tough economic news of the past several years, things aren't all that bad in certain places.

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Economy Adds 236,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.7%

The labor market—and the economy overall—is improving, albeit gradually, with employers adding 236,000 jobs in February. That gain brought the unemployment rate down a few ticks from 7.9 percent to 7.7, its lowest point in four years.

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Enrollment Stories Very Different at University of Montana and Montana State University

Enrollment is quite literally the lifeblood of a university system and over the past year Montana's two big public universities, Montana State University and the University of Montana have very different stories to tell when it comes to new enrollment.

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Under Three Dollar Gas Still Available in Montana, But in Just a Few Places

Gas prices climb nearly 8 cents, but there are still great deals to be had if you know where to look.

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Sequester Could Cut Missoula Aging Service’s Budget by 50 Percent

The sequester is scheduled to occur as February comes to a close. For some agencies, the cutbacks will be minimal, but for others, like Missoula Aging Services, the cutbacks will be significant.

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School Board Votes to Close Historic 1889 Grantsdale School in Hamilton

The school bell outside Grantsdale Elementary in Hamilton has been ringing for classes and recess since the school's founding by Henry Grant in 1889. After a school board decision on Monday, February 25, however, Grantsdale's bell will ring to let children loose for the last time on June 6 of this year.

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Turn Your Hobby Into a Job

The job market is tough these days. Many people are coping with sudden layoffs, and others are struggling to find work after completing college or earning a new degree. Skilled professionals could wait months or years to find a job in the field of their expertise.

But if one of these descriptions matches you, that doesn't mean you can’t find exciting ways to earn money.

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Officials Debate High Pay at Bailed-Out Firms

Government officials are arguing over whether pay is still too high for top executives at bailed-out companies.

The head of a group that watches over the government bailout thinks that pay is too high

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5 Quick Facts So You Finally Know What a 401(k) Is

We all kind of know what a 401(k) is. It’s retirement money. But beyond that, what actually isa 401(k)? These aren’t the things we discuss with our parents around the dinner table before we’re thrust out into the working world.

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10 Awesomely Creative Resumes

In today's job market, it's nearly impossible to land a new position, let alone an interview. That's why it's really important to make sure you stand out from other candidates right off the bat. But how the heck are you supposed to do that with no face time?

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