Montana has much to celebrate on Labor Day 2014. The state's jobless rate is 4.6 percent, enviably low as many other states struggle to regain their pre-recession employment levels. Billings and Eastern Montana regions are basically at full employment.
Greg Gianforte is Montana’s high-tech rainmaker whose tiny Bozeman startup morphed into a $1.5 billion software corporation in just 15 years and spawned dozens of offspring when it was sold to one of America’s richest companies.
HELENA — Montana is on track to recover the jobs lost during the recession later this year, but low productivity and an aging workforce could threaten future economic growth, state officials said Friday.
For nearly three decades, Marie Kautz has been getting her Social Security retirement checks in her mailbox, and that’s the way she likes it.
BILLINGS — As economic curtain-raisers go, the world’s fourth largest crane dangling barn-sized drums over Billings’ Conoco refinery in early 2012 was pretty eye-catching.
The Mayans had it right. If you’re going to predict the future, it’s best to aim far beyond your life expectancy, lest you wind up red-faced in a bunker overstocked with SPAM and ammo.
Minimum-wage earners are getting a 30-cent raise on Jan. 1, putting a bit more bulk in employee paychecks across Montana.
Two years after the Great Recession, Montana faces a historically difficult labor market, with high long-term-unemployment rates and workers wanting more hours than they can get, a new report shows.
BOZEMAN – It’s a 5-degree day, the kind that makes the hot breath of industry hang overhead, but above the state’s second-largest manufacturing economy there is nary a wisp.
MISSOULA – This is a story about what is in store for the Missoula economy in 2011. But before local experts talk about the city’s future, they first reflect on the many significant events that defined 2010.
It's Wednesday at the Public Auction Yards in Billings. A multimillion-dollar parade of cattle courses through the stockyard alleys as cowboys seated around a scale make six-figure deals with a tug on an ear or the twitch of a buyer's program.