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Snow Boosts Montana Employment in January, Up 2,000 Jobs

Montana's unemployment rate went down in January, dropping by one-tenth, to 5.3 percent.

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Over 11 Million Non-Resident Visitors Spent $3.6 Billion in Montana in 2013 [AUDIO]

In case you were wondering how much tourism means to the state of Montana in jobs and revenue, the numbers just released for 2013 should convince you.

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University of Montana Enrollment Drops by 971 Students, Decline “Expected”

The University of Montana released its 2014 spring enrollment numbers today, February 27, and are reporting total enrollment of 13,544 students, a decrease of 971 students from last fall. 

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Montana Gasoline Prices Lower Than Nation, But Higher than Last Year

Nationwide gasoline prices have been climbing for 20 straight days now, and although Montana enjoys the cheapest prices in the country, it is one of the few states experiencing higher prices than last year.

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Over 300 Plum Creek Workers Face Cutbacks Because of Log Supply Issues

Many Plum Creek workers in western Montana were notified this week that they would be losing a fourth of their working hours. 

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Montana Gas Still Cheapest in Nation, Only State Below Three Dollars Per Gallon

Montana's gas prices dropped a bit over the last week in January and the state is still boasts the lowest statewide gas price in the U.S.

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Montana Unemployment Rate Stuck at 5.2 Percent for Third Straight Month

Montana finished out 2013 with an unemployment rate stuck at 5.2 percent in December.

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Study Ranks Montana in Bottom Five States for Economic Freedom

With no sales tax and abundant land to run around in, many Montanans may be surprised that they have been placed near the bottom of the list for economic freedom in the United States.

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Some Year End Thoughts

As we look at the end of 2013 most people born this year will live to see the year 2100. Imagine what they will see.

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Montana Unemployment Insurance Rate Drops for Most Businesses

Montana Businesses will be paying a little less in taxes as the state moves into the holiday season. 

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