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Unemployment drops significantly in NWI

Unemployment plunged last month in Northwest Indiana to pre-recession levels, though the region continues to have some of the highest jobless rates in the state.

October 23, 2014 4:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls again

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

A surge in manufacturing jobs led to a 0.1 percent drop in Indiana's unemployment rate last month.

October 21, 2014 2:30 pm
Just before big election, jobless rate drops

Just before big election, jobless rate drops

One month before the 2012 presidential election, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (information furnished by the Census Bureau) reported Oct. 5 the unemployment rate miraculously dropped from 8.1 to 7.8. These figures are almost statistically impossible for a one-month period.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Dismal reports discount value of recent letter

David Casson’s recent letter contained a list of “the many good things” President Barack Obama has done for average Americans.

October 21, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment dips slightly in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment dropped slightly in Northwest Indiana last month, though jobless rates bounced around in different communities.

September 23, 2014 5:00 am
Family Christian Center job fair

Family Christian Center job fair

Job-seekers visit various booths during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Aug. 29.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
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
LARRY DeBOER: Economic indicators on new orbits

LARRY DeBOER: Economic indicators on new orbits

A calendar is a marvelous tool for prediction. My calendar says there will be a full moon Sept. 9 and no moon Sept. 24. Astronomers have figured out the orbit of the moon so precisely that they can predict its phases years, decades and centuries in advance. And it's printed on your calendar.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Job-seekers visit various booths during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Patricia Jones, of Lansing, talks with LeKeshia Smith, marketing assistant for Capitol City Family Education Services, during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday. Jones is looking for work as an office manager.

August 29, 2014 12:14 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

DeAntae Sturghill, of Gary, looks over his resume during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster Friday. Sturghill is looking for a full-time management position.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Brittany Josey, of Lansing, from left, and Justice Johnson and Nicole Smith, both of West Chicago, listen to K12, Inc.'s Dr. Angela E. Poole speak about her company during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday.

August 29, 2014 12:14 pm
The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

The Family Christian Center hosts a job fair for those seeking employment in Munster, Ind. Friday August 29, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Pastor John Ponder introduces the next speaker as job-seekers and vendors gather in the auditorium for speeches during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster on Friday.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm
Indiana's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent to 5.8 percent

Indiana's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent to 5.8 percent

Job-seekers visit various booths during the Family Christian Center Job Opportunity Fair in Munster in August. The state's unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percent to 5.8 percent in August.

August 29, 2014 12:15 pm

Pelath warns Camp Summit on governor's chopping block

INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath warned Thursday that 70 state employees in LaPorte County will lose their jobs if the Indiana Department of Correction closes the Camp Summit youth offender boot camp program.

August 28, 2014 4:16 pm
Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't jump at work share opportunity

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana shouldn't jump at work share opportunity

At dinner, the 4-year-old reported her nursery school classmate, Billy, had a bad day and acted mean. When asked what the teacher did, the child replied wide-eyed, “She took away Billy’s job.”

August 05, 2014 12:05 am
Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

Lawmakers often use study committees to develop legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | In addition to the gaming study, Hoosier lawmakers this summer and fall will take a closer look at issues ranging from juvenile justice to digital privacy, and state-based health exchanges to bike trails.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Related
Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, despite a gain of 10,000 private-sector jobs in June, because more people returned to the workforce.

July 18, 2014 12:45 pm
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