DLI issues over 24,000 UI payments for the week of March 29 through April 5

  • — April 07 2020

The Montana Department of Labor & Industry (DLI) today announced that over 24,000 UI payments were issued over the week of March 29 through April 5, providing benefits to Montanans impacted by COVID-19. Over that time, over 22,000 new or reactivated claims were filed.

“We’re all in this together. Over the last week alone, we put more than $7.8M into people’s pockets and Montana’s economy,” Acting Commissioner Brenda Nordlund said. “We are committed to helping Montanans retain economic stability for their families and for our communities through Unemployment Insurance.”

Below is a data breakdown of Unemployment payments created for the week of March 29 through April 5:

Date payments created

Total payments - $

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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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