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Snowy February Brings Jobs to Montana, but Increases Unemployment in U.S.

A stormy 2014 February brought increases in the snow-pack and the U.S. unemployment rate, but despite receiving blizzards and avalanches, Montana actually posted big job gains through the weird weather.

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Snow Boosts Montana Employment in January, Up 2,000 Jobs

Montana's unemployment rate went down in January, dropping by one-tenth, to 5.3 percent.

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Montana Unemployment Rate Stuck at 5.2 Percent for Third Straight Month

Montana finished out 2013 with an unemployment rate stuck at 5.2 percent in December.

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Montana Unemployment Insurance Rate Drops for Most Businesses

Montana Businesses will be paying a little less in taxes as the state moves into the holiday season. 

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Montana Total Employment Drops by 650, Unemployment Rate Stays at 5.3 Percent in August

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry is out with its unemployment rate numbers for the month of August, and the offerings are extremely similar to the results in past months.

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Economy Adds 162,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Dips to 7.4%

The Labor Department's monthly jobs survey had some mixed results for July. The economy added 162,000 new jobs, a bit below expectations, and the unemployment rate ticked down slightly, from 7.6 percent to 7.4.

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State Jobs – Private Sector Up – Public Sector Down [AUDIO]

The unemployment rate in Montana remained steady in June at 5.4%. State Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy said on Friday Montana is doing well, compared to the rest of the country.

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Montana’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.4 Percent, Back to Pre- Recession Levels

Montana's unemployment rate has seen a steady decline this year, moving from 5.7 percent in January to the recently announced 5.4 percent rate for the month of May.

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Montana Youth Facing High Unemployment This Summer [AUDIO]

According to The World Forum, there are 1.2 billion youth in the world aged 15 to 24. They comprise 17% of the world's population and 40% of the world's unemployed. As summer begins here in Montana, the the unemployment rate for youth age 16 to 24 ranges from 14% to just over 22%.

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Jobless Claims Fall by 42,000 — Is the Job Market Doing Better?

After last week's disappointing March jobs report, the Department of Labor released some rather encouraging news on Thursday.

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