Bozeman – Gallatin County Seeing the Largest Increase in Unemployment Claims

Bozeman’s Job Service office is adding to its normal operations, to field questions and offer guidance to those applying for unemployment insurance as layoffs and furloughs spike across Montana. According to data from the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Gallatin County has seen the largest percent change in initial unemployment claims over the year…

$500 Million in Paycheck Protection Loans Issued in Montana

Montana banks have issued roughly $500 million in paycheck protection loans to small businesses since the federal program rolled out five days ago. Through Tuesday roughly 5,000 businesses had qualified for the program at which point state level numbers for the program were still available through the Small Business Administration. Those numbers have since been…