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Montana Ranked In Lower-Half Nationally For Energy Efficiency

This is National Energy Awareness Month. The average American household spends at least $2,000 per year on utilities and another $1,568 on motor fuel and oil. With U.S. energy consumption having declined by 7% last year the Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021’s most energy efficient states. The personal-finance website compared the au...

June Montana Employment Numbers Shows Slight Increases

Montana’s labor force grew by more than 2,000 workers in June while total employment in the state grew by some 1,800 workers. Montana’s unemployment rate had a small uptick in June rising 0.1% to 3.7%. Montana’s total employment which includes payroll agricultural and self-employed workers grew by 1,842 in May bolstered by strong labor force g...

Montana Unemployment Recovery At Below-Average Pace So Far

New unemployment claims decreased week over week July 5th and were 94% below the peak during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help add some context to these statistics, Wallet Hub just released updated rankings for the states whose unemployment claims are recovering the quickest. Montana ranks 30th. The most recovered state is Kentucky and the least ...

BIllings Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Recover From Unemployment

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 im...

Montana Ranked Most Patriotic State In The Country

With Fourth of July celebrations able to proceed this year due to the fact 45% of the population is vaccinated and states have largely reopened the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021’s most patriotic states in America. Montana ranks 1st across 13 key metrics of patriotism ranging from the state’s military enl...

Montana Rank Revealed In List Of Safest States

With about 40% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 nationwide and 42% in Montana and vaccination being an essential component for full reopening of the economy Wallet Hub today release updated rankings for the safest states during COVID-19. Montana ranks 25th. Data sets include the rates of COVID-19 transmission positive testin...

Helena Residents Working To Restore The Fire Tower

With millennials today making up the largest generation in the United States workforce yet struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021s best states for millennials. Montana ranks 33rd across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of millennials to average monthly ear...

Montana Ranks Favorably To Retired Military Personell

With May being Military Appreciation Month and the U.S. planning to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan this year, the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021s best states for military retirees and Montana ranks 14th. Wallet Hub compared to the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 30 key indicators of re...

Goodwill CEO Talks About What The Company Provides Montana

With graduation season upon us and employers planning to hire 7.2% more graduates from the Class of 2021 than they did from the Class of 2020, the personal-finance website Wallet Hub released its report on 2021’s best places to start a career comparing more than 180 U.S. Cities. Billings ranks 66th while Missoula is at 97th based on 28 key ind...

Montana Rural Teacher Of The Year To Retire

With real-estate inventory down by more than half compared to last year, the personal-finance website Wallet Hub today released its report on 2021’s best places to be a real estate agent comparing more than 170 U.S. cities. Billings ranks 14th and Missoula is ranked as 37th across 22 key indicators of a healthy housing market ranging from sale...