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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
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

Munster-based Peoples Bank reports higher earnings

MUNSTER | Peoples Bancorp, the holding company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, reported a 10 percent increase in earnings during the first nine months of the year as compared to the same period last year.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Economy improving slowly, but shutdown dragged on growth

Members of The Times Board of Economists reported at their October meeting the area economy keeps moving slowly forward and should see a boost because of holiday spending.

October 19, 2013 10:30 pm Related
Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related
THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

SCHERERVILLE | From his office window, Joel Chermak can get a visual confirmation of what financial statements for the company tell him on a daily basis.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Legacy dims hope to break economic malaise

THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Legacy dims hope to break economic malaise

Things should have been better by now.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Region's young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

If not for the recession, the world might not have the Battery Go! iPhone app, and one of its developers still might be tending bar at Don Pablo's in Hobart.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs grasp recovery's opportunities

Young entrepreneurs across the region have stories to tell of the unique ways both the recession and the recovery have influenced their drive for a better world-or at least one where people can have a little more fun.

August 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Downturn in markets reflecting economic reality, experts say

Downturn in markets reflecting economic reality, experts say

Some local experts said Wall Street's recent downturn reflects the economic realities of the United States and countries around the globe.

August 04, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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LARRY DeBOER: This economic recovery isn't like the last Great Recession

LARRY DeBOER: This economic recovery isn't like the last Great Recession

What's wrong with the recovery? It's been almost two years since the end of the Great Recession in July 2009. The recession ended in the sense that the economy stopped declining and started growing. But growth has been very slow.

July 02, 2011 12:00 am
Jobs key to everyone's recovery

Jobs key to everyone's recovery

Weak job creation is hindering the recovery of industries across the board in Northwest Indiana, according to the Times Board of Economists.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Economy drove news in 2010

Economy drove news in 2010

Dismal signals mixed with glimmers of hope as the U.S. economy drove the news in 2010; the nation began a fledgling recovery from the worst U.S. recession since the Great Depression.

December 26, 2010 12:00 am Related

YOUNG VOICES: 3 reasons to pursue your passion

An adult asked a child, "What do you want to do when you grow up?" "I love animals. I want to start a day care for pets!" the child responded. "A business? You should be a computer programmer. Those things are popping up all over the place. Everywhere I go I see a computer -- even the grocer…

December 20, 2010 12:00 am

Uncertainty casts shadow on local economy

SCHERERVILLE | Numbers show economic conditions didn't crumble as bad in Northwest Indiana during the recession as they did about 30 years ago.

November 13, 2010 12:00 am
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