DLI issues over 35,000 UI payments for the week of April 6 through 10

  • — April 14 2020

HELENA – The Montana Department of Labor & Industry announced today that over 35,000 UI payments were issued over the week of April 6 through 10, an increase of 44% over the previous week, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by COVID-19.

“Over the last week alone, we put more than $11.6M into people’s pockets and Montana’s economy,” Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund said. “We are working as hard as we can to ensure everyone gets their benefits as quickly as possible.”

Below is a data breakdown of outgoing Unemployment payments for the week of April 6 through 10:

Date payments created

Total payments - $

Total # of payments



















UI payments figures do not represent the number of individuals who have received payment. An individual with an active claim that submits a weekly or biweekly payment request has the potential to have a benefit payment generated.

A landing page for easy access to relevant Labor Market Information, including daily UI claims is available here: dli.mt.gov/labor-market-information.

DLI wants to remind the public that the week a person becomes unemployed, that person should file an application for unemployment benefits. Individuals should read the frequently asked questions and watch the instructional videos before they apply at MontanaWorks.gov.

DLI is encouraging those with technical, eligibility, or benefits questions regarding the UI claimant portal on MontanaWorks.gov to view the COVID-19 resource website at dli.mt.gov/covid-19. A variety of information for both Montana workers and employers are available, in addition to resources to help claimants navigate the unemployment process.

Contact Sam Loveridge: Public Information Officer, Department of Labor and Industry
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