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Montana's Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 4.0 Percent for December
Montana's unemployment rate held steady at 4.0 percent for December 2016.
December 2016 Economy at a Glance: The Economic Contribution of Montana's Nonprofits
The December 2016 edition of Economy at a Glance focuses on the importance of Montana's nonprofit sector to the state's economy.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Shrinks to 4.0% for November
Montana's unemployment rate shrank to 4.0% for the month of November.
November 2016 Economy at a Glance: The Nursing Workforce in Montana
The November 2016 Economy at a Glance focuses on Montana's Nursing industry and its importance to the state's workforce.
October 2016 Economy at a Glance: STEM Jobs in Montana
The October issue of the Economy at a Glance focuses on the importance of STEM jobs to Montana's present and future.
Governor Bullock Announces Unemployment Rate Steady at 4.3% for October
Governor Steve Bullock announced Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady at 4.3 percent in October, with payroll employment increasing by 2,200 jobs. The national unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percentage points to 4.9 percent.
Governor Bullock, Commissioner Bucy, Labor Leaders Celebrate National Apprenticeship Week
Gov. Steve Bullock and Labor and Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy celebrated National Apprenticeship Week on Wednesday at the Montana Electrical JTAC Training Center as several dozen people participating in apprentice programs looked on.
Workplace Injury and Illness Rates Decline for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year, Montanans workplace safety has improved and injury and illness rates have declined.
State Workforce Innovation Board Opens One-Stop Application Process
The Montana State Workforce Innovation Board (SWIB) is opening its competitive process to select the state’s One-Stop Operator in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) sec. 121(d).
September 2016 Economy at a Glance: Apprenticeships
The September 2016 Economy at a Glance has been released. This month's edition focuses on apprenticeships across the state.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.3 Percent for September
Montana’s unemployment rate remained at 4.3 percent in September. The national unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage points up to 5.0 percent.
Montana Awarded $1.1 Million Federal Grant to Improve Workforce Training
Montana’s workforce received a boost with the award of a $1.1 million Reemployment & Systems Integration National Dislocated Worker Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Montana's Minimum Wage Increasing to $8.15 for 2017
Montanans earning minimum wage will see the rate increase to $8.15 per hour beginning January 1, 2017. An estimated 3,323 workers, or approximately 1.2 percent of the workforce, receive minimum wage.
August 2016 Economy at a Glance: 2016 Labor Day Report
The August 2016 edition of Economy at a Glance focuses on the 2016 Labor Day Report.
August 2016 Unemployment Rate Release
Montana’s unemployment rate increased slightly by one-tenth of a percent for the month of August, to 4.3 percent. The national unemployment rate stayed at 4.9 percent, at the same level it has been since June.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Meeting
The next Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force will be held on Monday, September 19th at the Strand Union Building (1300 W. Park Street) in Butte. The meeting will be from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM. Public comment will be taken at 2:30 PM.
2016 Labor Day Report
The 2016 Labor Day Report has been released by the Montana Department of Labor & Industry.
Governor Bullock Presents 2016 Labor Day Report
Governor Steve Bullock, flanked by Montana’s Commissioner of Labor & Industry Pam Bucy and Lt. Governor Mike Cooney, presented the 2016 Labor Day Report to the people of Montana.
2015 Workers' Compensation Annual Report
This report contains information about Montana’s workers’ compensation system, claims and benefits characteristics, dispute resolution, and department programs and their functions.
July 2016 Economy at a Glance: Estimating Future Workforce Needs
The July 2016 Economy at a Glance focuses on "Estimating Future Workforce Needs."
July 2016 Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.2 Percent
Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady for the month of July at 4.2 percent. The national unemployment rate stayed at 4.9 percent for the month of July as well.
Jobs for Montana's Graduates Named Among Nation's Best
Governor Steve Bullock, Superintendent Denise Juneau and Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy today announced that the state’s Jobs for Montana’s Graduates program is among the best in the country.
U.S. Department of Labor Releases Updated Employment Posters
The U.S. Department of Labor announced the release of two updated labor law posters required for businesses to post...
New Initiatives Unveiled from Equal Work for Equal Pay Task Force
The wage gap remains a generational thing. But not for long, if Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney, Sheila Hogan and Butte business leaders have their way.
June 2016 Economy at a Glance: Understanding the Unemployment Rate
The June 2016 Economy at a Glance focuses on understanding the unemployment rate
Montana's June Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.2 Percent
Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady for the month of June at 4.2 percent.
Why Millennials Love Montana
We’ve all heard the stereotypes about millennials. Lazy. Entitled. Job hoppers. Needy. Hard to manage. Just Google millennials in the workforce and you’ll find an endless list of not-so-glowing generalizations.
SafetyFestMT: Bozeman Heading Your Way!
Safety and workforce development go hand in hand. A safer work environment means more productive workers, fewer lost time accidents and lower workers’ comp rates.
2016 Governor's Conference on Workers' Compensation
We are excited to announce the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Workers’ Compensation is being held at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana from August 24th-26th.
Montana's Unemployment Rate Remains Steady at 4.2 Percent
HELENA, MT – Montana’s unemployment rate remained steady over the month of May at 4.2 percent. The U.S. unemployment declined by 0.3 percentage points to 4.7 percent.
PUBLIC NOTICE: Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force Meeting
The Equal Pay for Equal Work Task Force will be meeting Wednesday, June 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the University of Montana in Missoula.
May 2016 Economy at a Glance: The Demographics of Unemployment Insurance Claims
The May 2016 edition of the Economy at a Glance focuses on the demographics of the unemployment insurance system.
Labor Management Advisory Council Meeting Schedule
Upcoming schedule for Labor Management Advisory Council meetings
Labor Market Outcomes for Missoula College Report
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) and the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education (OCHE) have joined forces to share data and create analytics that can be used by our state’s community colleges to ensure that our workforce training systems are aligned with our economic needs
April 2016 Economy at a Glance
Equal Pay Day: Examining the Evidence for the Gender Wage Gap
Governor Bullock, Commissioner Bucy Visit Billings to Discuss Healthcare Workforce Shortage
The health care industry is expected to see continued growth over the coming decade, but employers may have trouble keeping up with
Governor Bullock Highlights Montana Rail Link Apprenticeships
Governor Steve Bullock, along with Montana Rail Link President Tom Walsh and Labor Commissioner Pam Bucy highlighted
Job Openings - Montana Department of Labor
Montana Department of Labor and Industry
Nominations Open for Inaugural Governor's Achievement Awards
HELENA, Mont.-The Montana Department of Labor & Industry is recognizing individuals in the field of Workers’ Compensation with the inaugural Governor’s Achievement
Montana Workforce System Guide
State Workforce Innovation Board
Building Safety Month 2016
Building Safety Month is a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures.
March 2016 Economy at a Glance Focuses on the Economics of Rural Health Care
Montana is a rural state. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates there are only 6.8 people per square mile in the state, making the population twelve times more dispersed than the national average
SHARP Recognition Bestowed on Yellowstone Electric Company
BILLINGS, Mont.-Today, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry recognized Yellowstone Electric Company with the Safety & Health Achievement Recognition (SHARP) Status for their ongoing commitment to workplace safety and health management.
ABC Clinics have started - check out the schedule and find one near you!
Check out the schedule and find one near you!
Governor Bullock Announces New Workforce Training Program
Today, Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Commissioner of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry Pam Bucy, and HELP Act sponsor Senator Ed Buttrey (SD 11, Great Falls) to announce the launch of HELP-Link at the Great Falls Job Service
Governor Bullock Discusses High-Wage Jobs in Health Care Industry
Today Governor Steve Bullock was joined by Montana Tech Chancellor Donald Blackketter, Montana Department of Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy and Montana Tech Director of Nursing Karen VanDaveer for a tour of their nursing program
Montana Department of Labor & Industry Refreshes Websites
The Research & Analysis Bureau of the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is excited to announce significant updates to www.careers.mt.gov and www.lmi.mt.gov
Jobs for America’s Graduates National Leadership Award
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) is excited to announce that Statewide Workforce Programs and Oversight Bureau Chief, Pam Watson has been named as a recipient of the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) 2015 National Workforce Leadership Award
MT TechHire Grant Initiative
Conference Call Notes
Governor Steve Bullock Visits Core Control for Apprenticeship Roundtable Discussion
Governor Steve Bullock today met with business leaders to discuss the importance of apprenticeship training programs and highlight the opportunities available to Montana’s veterans in the state’s workforce during a morning roundtable
Montana Awarded Funding to Study Workplace Health and Safety Data
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry recently received a multiyear grant from the Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship
The Job Service Employers Committee is delighted to again offer the Mike Bullock Memorial Scholarship to high school seniors in the Helena area
Montana Economy at a Glance
This publication contains employment statistics and the impact on Montana's economy.
The Complex Causes of the Gender Pay Gap
In the United States, women earn median wages that are 71% of the median earnings for men. In Montana, this figure is 68 percent.
Montana’s Labor Shortage and Paid Family Leave
In the next 10 years, at least 130,000 working Montanans will retire. With an aging population, Montana’s labor force will only grow by 4,100 workers per year for the next 10 years.
Medical Data Report For the State of Montana
This publication is a data source for regulators and others who may be interested in the increasing medical costs in workers compensation claims.
Labor Day Report - 2015
On Labor Day 2015, Montana’s workers and businesses are enjoying higher wages, strong output growth, and an ideal unemployment situation.
HealthCare MONTANA
To transform localized college healthcare education into a statewide workforce system.
Aligning Montana’s Education & Workforce Development Systems
To improve career and college readiness for Montana high school students and adult learners.
Sector Partnerships: What, Why, How
At the regional labor market level, a partnership of employers within one industry sector or cluster that work closely with government, education and training
WIOA Performance and Reporting
2015 Technical Assistance and Training Conference
WIOA Overview
Opportunity, Alignment and Improvement by Design
Using MCIS to Connect Clients and Agencies
Using MCIS to Connect Clients and Agencies
Professional and Occupational Licensing Report
This report contains a general description of the Licensing and Board Management Bureaus, and the accomplishments of the boards and programs during the last biennium.
Registered Apprenticeship Governor's Report
This report covers Registered Apprenticeship’s Program activities from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2014.
Montana Employment Projections 2015-2024
The Montana employment projections provide information for businesses planning workforce needs, for education institutions training future workers, for existing workers looking to advance in their career, and for students trying to make informed decisions about their career opportunities.
Unemployment Low, Job Openings Up in Helena
With the unemployment rate in Helena and Lewis and Clark County among some of the lowest in Montana, employers
Montana TechHire Initiative
The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (MTDLI) is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) from eligible Community Partnership Teams (CPT’s) for potential inclusion in a $3.95 million
Governor Bullock Announces $100,000 Grant to Grow Opportunities for Montanans between the ages of 16-29 in STEM Careers
Governor Steve Bullock today announced that Montana received a $100,000 grant from the National Governors Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Work-Based Learning
Collaborations Lead to Expanded Competency Based Education Opportunities
The Montana University System (MUS) and the Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) have recently launched a new initiative
Why We Launched an Apprenticeship Program at Spring Creek Inn Memory Care
I am excited to announce that Spring Creek Inn Memory Care has recently launched an innovative, but well-practiced, training program that will enable Certified Nursing Assistant
National Apprenticeship Week Shines Spotlight on Training Programs
Labor & Industry Commissioner Pam Bucy and apprenticeship business sponsors from throughout the state gathered today to celebrate National
Governor Bullock Launches Workforce Recruitment Initiative
As part of his efforts to ensure Montana businesses have a deep pool of talented and trained workers, Governor Steve Bullock today announced
Insurance Compliance - Legislative changes effective July 1, 2015
Legislative changes effective July 1, 2015