Montana's Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Are Changing

Montana is open for business. As of May 1, more than 330,000 Montanans are fully vaccinated. Our unemployment rate is down to 3.8% -- nearly back to pre-pandemic lows.

Today, the biggest threat to Montana’s economy isn’t the virus – it’s a critical labor shortage affecting nearly every industry. Weekly job postings in the state are higher than they were prior to the pandemic. As a result, Montana will be returning unemployment insurance (UI) benefits, eligibility and rules to their prepandemic status.

To view recordings of recent Town Hall events with more information about these changes, click here.

Here’s what you need to know about the changes:

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