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A survey of Montana parents concerning childcare in 2020 found 62% had missed work because of childcare problems. It also found 22% of the parents had turned down a job offer because of childcare concerns and another 26% had declined further training or education for the same reason. The University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research survey was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic brought a new wave of childcare challenges to the state. Of those surveyed 15% of parents changed from full-time to part-time work for lack of childcare.