The economy gained 559,000 jobs in May, and the national unemployment rate is now 5.8%. To provide more context, personal finance website WalletHub yesterday released its report on the cities whose unemployment rates are bouncing back most, with Billings ranking 10th in the nation. Here’s Wallethub’s Jill Gonzales on how Summer travel might impact unemployment.
The Montana Department of Livestock is asking residents to stay vigilant for feral swine. Though there have been no confirmed sightings in the state, Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks Region 5 Public Information Officer Bob Gibson reminds Montanans why it’s important it stays this way.
A $6 million grant is helping Central Montana Medical Center add a new cancer center in Lewistown. Northern News Network’s Eric Young has the details.
State officials are reporting that fentanyl related deaths, meth-use and drug related crimes are all on the rise in Montana. Attorney General Austin Knudsen recently discussed on Voices of Montana the cause of these trends.
Billings’ city council recently approved the city’s budget for 2022. Mayor Bill Cole explains the notable increase in the budget and why it got approved.
On Monday, Congressman Matt Rosendale sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs opposing a recent decision to allow the department to pay for sex reassignment surgeries. Rosendale on why he and other congressmen sent the letter.