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Step up your Research Game with Data Search

Step up your Research Game with Data Search
Get the labor market information you need by building custom tables with Data Search.
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Introducing Montana Career Lab

Introducing Montana Career Lab
Whether you're a job seeker, a student, a teacher, or a parent, if you have an interest in career planning, we've got the career development site for you.
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STEM occupations: past, present, and future

STEM occupations: past, present, and future
In October, the Montana Department of Labor & Industry published an article entitled: STEM Jobs in Montana, which examined Montana's current level of employment in occupations involving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Today we'd like to highlight a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that further examines the state of STEM employment in the nation.     The report can be viewed at http://lmi.mt.gov/spotlight. Here are a few quick facts highlig...
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Healthcare Jobs without a Bachelor's Degree

Healthcare Jobs without a Bachelor's Degree
While there is a common belief that healthcare careers require years of education, this is not necessarily true. In Montana, over 50% of current and projected healthcare jobs require less than a bachelor’s degree.
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A Look at Montana's Occupational Injury and Illness Rates

A Look at Montana's Occupational Injury and Illness Rates
Montana workers experienced lost work day injuries at a rate of 4.3 injuries per 100 full-time workers in 2015. This rate was a decrease from last year's rate.
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Montana Registered Apprenticeship: Quick Facts

Montana Registered Apprenticeship: Quick Facts
In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, we present a collection of interesting facts about Montana's Registered Apprenticeship program.
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Regional Differences in Montana's Wage Growth

Regional Differences in Montana's Wage Growth
In 2015, Montana's average wage increased by 3% up to $40,065. But not all areas of the state experienced uniform growth, and 2015 represented something of a new direction from the growth patterns of recent years.
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Montana's 2015 Real Wage Growth is the Highest Recorded

Montana's 2015 Real Wage Growth is the Highest Recorded
Montana had real wage gains of 2.9% in 2015, which is the fastest gain in real wages recorded since the data series began in 1990.
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What’s the Difference between GDP and Personal Income?

What’s the Difference between GDP and Personal Income?
GDP and Personal Income are related, and typically show very similar trends. When GDP increases, personal income will also increase. However, these two concepts also have differences.
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Montana's Future Unemployment Rates

Montana's Future Unemployment Rates
The good news: Montana’s economy is projected to continue expanding for the foreseeable future. The bad news: Montana's labor supply is expected to grow much more slowly.
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