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GUEST COMMENTARY: Restore safety net for unemployed Americans

GUEST COMMENTARY: Restore safety net for unemployed Americans

This winter, Katherine Hackett is wearing a hat and coat around her house. She keeps her thermostat set at 58 degrees. After 17 years in the health care industry, Katherine abruptly got a pink slip and has been unemployed for more than a year.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana making progress paying off unemployment debt

INDIANAPOLIS | State workforce officials announced Monday that Indiana is on track to pay off its massive unemployment insurance debt to the federal government in the next four years.

September 30, 2013 5:30 pm

Unemployment benefits set to drop 10.7 percent due to sequester

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers out of work for more than 26 weeks and collecting unemployment will see their weekly benefit payments shrink 10.7 percent starting April 8.

March 29, 2013 12:16 pm

Sequester leads to furloughs, project delays at Indiana National Guard

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana National Guard felt the first pinch Monday as federal budget cuts known as the sequester began to take their toll on Hoosiers.

March 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Cal City, Flossmoor residents charged with unemployment benefit fraud

CHICAGO | Two south suburban residents are among 32 Illinois people indicted on federal charges related to receiving false unemployment benefits, Gary S. Shapiro, acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, announced Wednesday.

January 23, 2013 7:15 pm

State unemployment workers could face unemployment

SPRINGFIELD | The agency that hands out unemployment benefits in Illinois may soon be doling out relief checks to some of its own workers.

December 28, 2012 12:00 pm

Tens of thousands of Illinoisans face loss of unemployment benefits

SPRINGFIELD | Tens of thousands of Illinoisans receiving unemployment benefits could see their checks stop on Dec. 29.

December 08, 2012 12:00 am

U.S. job openings dipped in August from July

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August than July, while they filled the most positions in three months, offering a mixed signal on the job market.

October 12, 2012 12:00 am

New law reduces time to collect unemployment

INDIANAPOLIS | Extended unemployment benefits will end 10 weeks earlier for out-of-work Hoosiers who seek assistance starting Sunday.

August 28, 2012 3:45 pm
Ind. gets 6 more weeks of jobless benefits again

Ind. gets 6 more weeks of jobless benefits again

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials say unemployed Indiana residents can file for an additional six weeks of jobless benefits beginning Sunday, Oct. 16.

October 07, 2011 6:00 pm

Indiana beginning to repay unemployment fund debt

INDIANAPOLIS | An increase in Indiana's employer-paid unemployment insurance premiums has enabled the state to begin paying interest on its massive unemployment debt to the federal government.

October 06, 2011 4:00 pm

More people sought unemployment benefits last week

WASHINGTON | More people applied for unemployment benefits last week, evidence that layoffs are rising and the job market is weak.

July 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Unemployment rule changes start Friday

Mandatory drug screening for employment seekers is one of the several rule changes for people collecting employment insurance benefits from the state of Indiana.

June 30, 2011 11:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: How to solve the nation's unemployment problem

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: How to solve the nation's unemployment problem

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics released its unemployment data for February 2011, the nation's unemployment rate dropped to 8.9 percent, the first time it has been below 9 percent since April 2009.

April 03, 2011 12:00 am

Senate moves to resolve jobless benefit cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The clock is ticking for Illinois officials to avoid a potential mid-May cutoff in federal unemployment benefits for 32,000 out-of-work Illinoisans.

March 30, 2011 10:19 am
New law makes it harder to get unemployment

New law makes it harder to get unemployment

Legislation designed to fix Indiana's debt-ridden unemployment insurance system also will bring a host of rule changes for Hoosiers seeking to collect benefit payments.

March 10, 2011 12:00 am Related

Gary man accused of unemployment benefit fraud strikes plea deal

HAMMOND | A Gary man accused of cashing in on thousands of dollars of unemployment benefits while holding a city and private job entered into a plea agreement Monday.

February 28, 2011 5:15 pm
EDITORIAL: Broken jobless fund is now fixed

EDITORIAL: Broken jobless fund is now fixed

Despite all the strife that threatens to turn the current session of the Indiana General Assembly into a train wreck, some good already has been done. A solution to Indiana's bankrupt unemployment insurance fund has been approved.

February 28, 2011 12:00 am Video

Gov. Daniels signs unemployment fix into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels enacted a fix for Indiana's insolvent unemployment insurance system Thursday that raises premiums for businesses and cuts benefits to the unemployed.

February 24, 2011 6:00 pm

Steelworkers plan state lobbying trip

More than 600 members of the United Steelworkers union will travel to Indianapolis on Tuesday for the organization's annual lobbying day.

February 14, 2011 3:30 pm
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