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Montana Among Most Dangerous States To Work In

According to updated research from recruitment specialists Lensa, Montana is the 6th most dangerous state in the USA to work in with six deaths per 100,000 workers. Wyoming tops the list of the most dangerous states followed by Alaska, South Dakota, North Dakota and West Virginia. In a story, the Big Sky Business Journal says the transportatio...

Overdose Deaths Continue To Rise In Montana

Drug overdose deaths are on the rise in Montana though at a slower pace than the national average. The Big Sky Business Journal reports there were an estimated 161 fatal overdoses in Montana over the 12 months ending in April compared to 151 over the same period the year prior. The 6.6% increase ranks as the fourth smallest of all 46 states th...

Montana Among States That Lack Sufficient Retirement Funds

Many state governments have failed to make necessary investments in their retirement system and Montana is one of 26 who does not have funding for over 25% of its pension obligations. According to the Big Sky Business Journal, Montana’s public pension fund has $11.9 billion in assets well shy of its $16.4 billion in obligations. In 2021 the Mo...

Montana Near Top Of The Nation For New Businesses

According to the Montana Department of Labor and Industry the rate of new businesses in Montana skyrocketed to the fasted rate in ten years with over 3,500 new businesses created in 2020. Montana has the 4th highest rate of business ownership in the nation with 6.3% of Montana households reporting income from a business or farm. According to t...