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Unemployment Insurance

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

October 16, 2014 9:07 am

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.

October 09, 2014 8:20 am

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

October 02, 2014 8:03 am

Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

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.

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

Indiana gets $1.5 million for unemployment aid

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.

September 16, 2014 7:04 am

Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.

September 11, 2014 7:56 am

Applications for US jobless aid at still-low 302K

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.

September 04, 2014 8:01 am
Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

Lawmaker to lead Indiana unemployment agency

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a suburban Indianapolis state representative to head the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

August 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

August 28, 2014 7:55 am

Indiana lands $3.2 million to help the unemployed find new jobs

Indiana secured $3.2 million to help out-of-work people find new jobs.

June 24, 2014 12:42 pm
Pence denies plans to tie unemployment benefits to forced volunteering

Pence denies plans to tie unemployment benefits to forced volunteering

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence appears to be laying the groundwork to require out-of-work Hoosiers to volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits, though he denies having plans to do so.

April 20, 2014 10:30 pm Related
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

State drops plan to halt unemployment payments

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials have canceled a plan to suspend unemployment payments for more than 32,000 out-of-work Hoosiers that was prompted by automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester.

February 27, 2013 3:22 pm
LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

LARRY DeBOER: Looking over the fiscal cliff

Economics is not an experimental science. We can't say to Congress, "Honorable ladies and gentlemen, please drastically raise taxes and cut spending all at once so we can measure the effects on the economy of changes in the federal government's budget." This is not what elected officials do.

November 24, 2012 12:00 am

Ind. Chamber of Commerce skeptical of Pence's tax cut plan

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's most powerful business organization on Monday added its voice to the chorus of legislative leaders skeptical that Indiana can afford the 10 percent income tax cut proposed by Republican Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

November 19, 2012 12:51 pm

State debt falls to $1.7 billion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels held a ceremonial mortgage burning outside the Statehouse Wednesday to celebrate early payment of $147 million of long-term state debt.

October 17, 2012 2:10 pm

Indiana repaying unemployment insurance debt

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana is steadily reducing its unemployment insurance debt, but Hoosier businesses will continue paying an increasing annual penalty through at least 2014 as punishment for the state's unemployment fund shortfall.

August 29, 2012 11:30 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

15 indicted in fraud scheme that netted $8.7 million in 3 states

CHICAGO| A Sauk Village man and 14 co-defendants have been indicted on allegations they siphoned about $8.7 million from Indiana, Illinois and Minnesota unemployment insurance companies, according to a government news release.

April 18, 2012 1:36 pm
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