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Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.

September 19, 2014 11:00 am

Illinois jobless rate declines in August

ST. LOUIS | Illinois' unemployment fell in August to 6.7 percent, the sixth straight monthly decrease in the state's jobless rate, the Illinois Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

September 18, 2014 3:02 pm

Jobless rates fall in all Illinois metro areas

CHICAGO | The state Department of Employment Security says unemployment rates dropped in June in all 12 Illinois metro areas. It was the third straight month of across-the-board decreases.

July 24, 2014 1:35 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

Two years ago this February, Indiana legislators passed a measure prohibiting compulsory union dues and fees. Ever since then, good economic news for Hoosiers has been rolling in.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since 2008, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

June 19, 2014 4:01 pm
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

Unemployment up in 11 Illinois metro areas

CHICAGO | The state Department of Employment Security said local unemployment rose in nearly all of the state's metro areas in November.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois unemployment drops to 8.7 percent

CHAMPAIGN | Unemployment dropped in Illinois in November to 8.7 percent in spite of a sizable loss of manufacturing jobs, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday. It was the third straight monthly decrease, but Illinois' unemployment rate remains one of the highest in the country.

December 20, 2013 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana’s jobs problem may be local, not state

BRIAN HOWEY: Indiana’s jobs problem may be local, not state

After 16 consecutive months of Indiana's jobless rate above the national average -- it's 8.4 percent now, compared to 7.4 for the U.S. -- the cold reality is that we have a problem with a quarter of a million Hoosiers chronically out of work.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pence, Ritz must work together

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's creation of a new state jobs agency left Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz complaining she wasn't consulted, even though education is a vital aspect of the new agency's mission.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Governor must attract jobs that pay better

DOUG ROSS: Governor must attract jobs that pay better

Democrat John Gregg and Republican Mike Pence, both running for governor, both said to Northwest Indiana audiences Aug. 24 that the primary focus now should be on jobs. And each is right.

September 04, 2012 12:00 am

Bosma misstates job creation data in right-to-work fight

INDIANAPOLIS | In his zeal to sell Hoosiers on a right-to-work bill, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, appears to be playing fast and loose with the facts about job creation in Indiana.

November 25, 2011 5:15 pm
Third month of weak hiring signals long slog ahead

Third month of weak hiring signals long slog ahead

WASHINGTON | The nation isn't creating nearly enough jobs to reduce persistently high unemployment.

August 06, 2010 6:07 pm

July's job snapshot by the numbers

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August 06, 2010 5:54 pm
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