WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.
INDIANAPOLIS | The U.S. Department of Labor is giving the state of Indiana $1.5 million as part of an effort to improve unemployment insurance programs around the nation.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.
The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Doug Ross discuss the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling Indiana's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, the dismissal of Jeff Langbehn from the Lake County Solid Waste Management District Board, the Indiana Supreme Court considering the constitut…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number of people receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.
Northwest Indiana added jobs this summer as its economy kept down the path of growth.
Small retail owners are still cautious in this uneven economic recovery, even when it comes to stocking up for the busy holiday season.
The fast-changing U.S. gaming market is forcing everyone to take a hard look at an industry that has helped struggling communities and fattened state tax coffers for almost two decades in Indiana.
The United States' energy boom is benefiting all sectors of the economy, helping fuel an economic recovery that is finally producing jobs at a healthy clip and bringing down unemployment.
Signs of economic recovery could lead to a drop in higher education enrollment.
Four years of steady improvement have kept construction workers on the job and low price inflation on materials is making life a little easier for for owners and customers.
Obamacare mandates, minimum wage proposals, hikes in food prices and high gasoline prices are all challenging restauranteurs.
Businesses are feeling confident again and looking to reach more customers through radio on both the airwaves and its digital platforms.
An easing of tight credit, better appraisals and an improving economy have bolstered home sales in 2013, with July sales increasing 8.5 percent as compared to the year-ago month.
The South Shore commuter railroad appears to be turning the corner on ridership declines, with peak weekday and weekend ridership both besting last year's for several months in a row.
The refrain has been familiar almost every time The Times Board of Economists has met over the past few years: The economy is improving but slowly, more slowly than anyone would like.
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