You can check out the full map by clicking here. Montana’s jobless claims numbers were worse than nearly every other state in the Rocky Mountain West and Great Plains Region stretching from Canada down to Mexico.
This is also interesting news from another standpoint- why is Montana’s economic data so much worse than North and South Dakota? As we told you earlier, Montana’s governor is bragging that his more draconian measures like a statewide stay-at-home order helped keep our coronavirus numbers lower than our neighbors. But what he isn’t telling you is that North and South Dakota have tested thousands more people, and also have the same low death counts from the coronavirus that Montana does (even though governors in those states didn’t issue statewide stay-at-home orders.)