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WASHINGTON — Why are we arguing about issues that were settled decades ago? Why, for example, is it so hard to extend unemployment insurance at a time when the jobless rate nationally is still at 7 percent, and higher than that in 21 states?
GREAT FALLS — Montana Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy says 539 Montanans will lose their federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation benefits Saturday after Congress failed to renew the program.
Six hundred Wyomingites and 1.3 million other Americans will lose their unemployment insurance benefits on Saturday.
HELENA — Emergency unemployment compensation benefits will end nationally Dec. 28 for 539 jobless Montanans.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming employers will see their state unemployment insurance tax rates go down next year.
CHEYENNE -- Extended unemployment payments in Wyoming will be reduced starting later this month because of federal budget cuts.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Extended unemployment payments in Wyoming will be reduced starting later this month because of federal budget cuts.
HELENA — A Montana judge has blocked part of a voter-approved law that requires proof of citizenship or legal standing to receive state services, but he left most of it intact to "preserve the intent of the people."
CHEYENNE -- The final amendments to a bill dealing with unemployment compensation were confusing enough to earn Gov. Matt Mead's veto Thursday night.
CASPER, Wyo. — A proposed bill in the Wyoming Legislature would allow the state to deny unemployment benefits to people in specific, yet-to-be-announced job categories if they fail drug tests.
HELENA — The state Labor Department said the average unemployment insurance rate for employers is going down because more Montanans are returning to work.
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.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Improper claims for unemployment insurance in Wyoming have nearly quadrupled since 2008 because of the poor economy and people failing to notify the state when they find work, according to the state Workforce Services Department.
CODY, Wyo. — Before Wyoming felt the cumulative effects of the 2007 credit crunch, the 2008 real estate collapse and a punishing national recession, homebuilder Nick Randol had 15 people working for his construction company. Today, he employs four.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — State lawmakers were right to reject legislation that would have extended federal unemployment benefits for thousands of Wyomingites, Gov. Matt Mead said Friday.
CODY, Wyo. — Hundreds of unemployed workers in northern Wyoming may see their unemployment benefits expire after the Wyoming Legislature blocked a measure on Monday that would have granted them an extension.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Thousands of unemployed workers in Wyoming won't see a 13-week extension in their federal jobless benefits after state lawmakers voted this week not to change state law to accept millions in federal funds.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. - All three members of Wyoming's congressional delegation voted this week in favor of an $858 billion package extending tax cuts and unemployment benefits.