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.
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.
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%.