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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

Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.

March 25, 2014 6:00 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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect Hoosier jobs with bipartisan solution

GUEST COMMENTARY: Protect Hoosier jobs with bipartisan solution

Hoosiers might be surprised to learn that in 2012, the 112th Congress agreed on at least one thing; The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 – which included provisions to expand work-sharing policies in the U.S.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am

When unemployment drops, it doesn't mean jobs

The Jan. 29 article said, "Indiana Unemployment Drops."

February 17, 2014 1:00 am
LABOR: Workers missing out on economic gains

LABOR: Workers missing out on economic gains

The economy is recovering, but the wealth that has been generated is not being shared widely, a local labor leader said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
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
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
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January 16, 2014 12:00 am
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January 14, 2014 12:00 am
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January 13, 2014 12:00 am

Jobless benefits issue is argument for term limits

I find it amazing that our wingnut friends in the do-nothing Congress have a problem with extending unemployment benefits for out-of-work families, but they had no problem spending $26 billion shutting down the government this past summer.

January 12, 2014 12:00 am
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January 05, 2014 12:00 am

Cutting jobless benefits short is hypocritical

Is it just me, or is it hypocritical of the right wing nut jobs in Congress to deny unemployment benefits to their fellow Americans when they themselves only worked 126 days in 2013?

December 29, 2013 12:00 am
Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.

December 21, 2013 5:00 pm

Budget officials lower Indiana revenue expectations

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana remains on track to take in more money than it spends over the next 18 months, even after state budget officials on Friday reduced their 2014-15 revenue expectations by $297.7 million.

December 20, 2013 6:15 pm Related
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December 20, 2013 12:00 am
Pence still bullish on state's economy even after revenue drop

Pence still bullish on state's economy even after revenue drop

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence remains optimistic about Indiana's economic future, despite state revenue totals that were well below expectations last month and which forced him to slash $57 million in planned state spending.

December 13, 2013 7:35 pm Related
Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

Business tax cut tops Pence legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Ignoring data showing that Indiana's decade of trickle-down prosperity policies haven't improved the income, health or quality of life for most Hoosiers, Gov. Mike Pence promised Thursday to deliver still more business-centered programs in the upcoming legislative session.

December 05, 2013 6:42 pm Photos

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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
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