BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percent to 2.8% from September to October, making the state’s unemployment rate tied for fourth-best in the nation.
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plummeted last week to the lowest level in more than half a century.
While in town, Gianforte visited Blackfoot Communications and Missoula College to meet with local business leaders.
Total employment in Montana grew by nearly 2,400 jobs last month to 525,220, while the labor force expanded by nearly 1,200 workers to just over 542,000.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week to a pandemic low of 268,000.
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England is one step closer to raising interest rates next month, analysts said Tuesday after official figures showed that the end of the British government's salary support program for workers during the coronavirus pandemic has not yet led to the feared increase in unemployment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s employers accelerated their hiring last month, adding a solid 531,000 jobs, the most since July and a sign that the recovery from the pandemic recession is overcoming a virus-induced slowdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell to a fresh pandemic low last week, another sign the job market is healing after last year's coronavirus recession.
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry recently released the state’s annual Labor Day report, providing analysis from state economists of a turbulent year.
In what could be described as a buyer’s market for employees, there’s a glut of unfilled jobs in nearly every sector. To attract workers, many companies are offering higher wages and incentives, yet the workforce hasn’t kept pace with demand.
Gov. Gianforte said employers across the state are complaining about candidates failing to show up for scheduled interviews as many businesses struggle to fill open positions.
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In spite of significant job losses during the pandemic, Montanans' personal income may have improved in 2020, largely because of a major cash infusion from the federal government, an economist said Monday.
Montana's Department of Labor and Industry has mailed tax forms to people who received unemployment benefits last year because they are subject to federal taxation, the agency said.
The change marks a return to how claims and payments worked before the pandemic.
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Montana's unemployment rate was 4.9% in October, down from 5.4% in September, Gov. Steve Bullock said Friday.
Hundreds of Montanans who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments have been asked to pay back the Montana Department of Labor and Industry — some receiving bills for over $10,000 — because of a federal change to how a person is deemed eligible for the money.