Now that we have witnessed the 2014 round of commemorations proclaiming America and Northwest Indiana firmly on the road to Martin Luther King's dream, those who want to make the dream real must pursue his true activism.
Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.
The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.
Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.
Calumet City resident James Edwards worked for a janitorial supply company for 21 years, until the company lost a contract with the city of Chicago last year.
Factory jobs still pay well, and have been offering new hires healthier paychecks than they could fetch in other professions.
Labor Day is a celebration of the incredible contributions of America’s working people. Through sweat, sacrifice and innovation, workers built this great state and nation. And we continue to make it work every day.
Urban League President Marc Morial recently announced his organization’s support for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10.10. Though Morial believes the higher wage will assist urban areas like Gary and Chicago that his organization represents, the evidence tells a different story.
Indiana's unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2 percent in July, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Friday.
The lottery fever that recently swept the nation clearly indicates that most of us covet financial security.
Indiana's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.2 percent in March, matching the national rate.
Indiana gained more than 11,000 jobs in February, as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent. The rate in Indiana has fallen for three consecutive months, but remains just above the nation's unemployment rate at 8.3 percent.
Indiana gained more than 11,000 jobs in February as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent.
Sharp employment growth helped Indiana's unemployment rate fall to 8.7 percent in January, state officials said Tuesday. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points from a December figure of 8.9 percent, the federal government said.
Sharp employment growth helped Indiana's unemployment rate fall to 8.7 percent in January, state officials said Tuesday.
The surge in January employment at the national level may provide some hope that Indiana's jobless picture may improve early in 2012. But people watching the local labor market say it's difficult to make growth projections in NWI because 2011 featured both sobering and encouraging trends.
The surge in January employment at the national level may provide some hope that Indiana's jobless picture may improve early in 2012.
Indiana's unemployment rate stayed at 9 percent in December from a month earlier, according to state and federal data released Tuesday.
Next year could bring more local hiring in manufacturing, logistics and business services, according to people watching labor market trends.
Next year could bring more local hiring in manufacturing, logistics and business services, according to people watching labor market trends. But some recruiters remain concerned about a dearth of skilled workers to fill positions that will be open.
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