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Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 17, 2014 12:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering King's questions, confronting elite answers

GUEST COMMENTARY: Remembering King's questions, confronting elite answers

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.  

March 04, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana unemployment drops to lowest level since Oct. 2008

Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.

January 28, 2014 10:55 am
Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.

January 15, 2014 6:00 am
Indiana unemployment plunges to five-year low

Indiana unemployment plunges to five-year low

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.

November 22, 2013 5:00 pm
Newly created jobs often low-paying, part time

Newly created jobs often low-paying, part time

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.

September 07, 2013 11:40 pm Photos

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Manufacturing jobs continue to pay well

Manufacturing jobs continue to pay well

Factory jobs still pay well, and have been offering new hires healthier paychecks than they could fetch in other professions.

September 04, 2013 6:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor Day message: We can fix this

GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor Day message: We can fix this

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.

September 02, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage hikes mean minority unemployment

GUEST COMMENTARY: Minimum wage hikes mean minority unemployment

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.

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Indiana's jobless rate up to 8.2%

Indiana's jobless rate up to 8.2%

Indiana's unemployment rate ticked up to 8.2 percent in July, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development reported Friday.

August 17, 2012 1:45 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's economy requires more college grads

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's economy requires more college grads

The lottery fever that recently swept the nation clearly indicates that most of us covet financial security.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am

Indiana jobless rate shows fourth consecutive monthly decline

Indiana's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.2 percent in March, matching the national rate.

April 20, 2012 4:00 pm
Jobless rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Jobless rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

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.

April 02, 2012 12:00 am
Unemployment rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Unemployment rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Indiana gained more than 11,000 jobs in February as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent.

March 30, 2012 11:15 am
Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

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.

March 19, 2012 5:00 am
Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Sharp employment growth helped Indiana's unemployment rate fall to 8.7 percent in January, state officials said Tuesday.

March 13, 2012 4:00 pm
NWI employment working to catch up with nation's strong 2012 start

NWI employment working to catch up with nation's strong 2012 start

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.

February 06, 2012 12:00 am
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