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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
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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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
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
Unemployment holds steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment holds steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate remained flat at 5.7 percent last month, but joblessness crept up in Northwest Indiana.

June 20, 2014 12:45 pm
State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

State likely to fall short of annual revenue target

INDIANAPOLIS | May tax revenue exceeded the state's reduced expectations, but Indiana likely still will fall short of its annual revenue target when the 2014 budget year ends June 30.

June 06, 2014 7:15 pm Related
YOUNG VOICES: Cleaning up litter, unemployment via volunteering

YOUNG VOICES: Cleaning up litter, unemployment via volunteering

As I drove on the expressway this past weekend, I noticed how dirty the sides of the roads were. Empty plastic bottles, plastic bags and remnants from fast food restaurants decorated the highway.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

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.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Pence's agency shifts sound shifty

RICH JAMES: Pence's agency shifts sound shifty

It has been three weeks since the story that Gov. Mike Pence was aligning agencies in a way that could lead to requiring out-of-work Hoosiers volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
New jobs fail to boost state income tax revenue

New jobs fail to boost state income tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | The improving Indiana job market isn't showing up in state income tax receipts, which last month came in nearly 15 percent below April 2013, despite a 2.8 percent drop in the state's unemployment rate over the past year.

May 09, 2014 2:36 pm Related
Veterans get training at job boot camp at Gary armory

Veterans get training at job boot camp at Gary armory

GARY | The national unemployment rate is between 6 and 7 percent, but the unemployment rate among military veterans is about 23 percent.

May 03, 2014 2:03 pm Photos

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Skills Building Institute eases long-term unemployed back into workforce

Skills Building Institute eases long-term unemployed back into workforce

GARY | Dyer resident Denise Hills had been out of work for 10 months and was starting to feel discouraged. 

May 01, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Indiana's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9 percent. A closer look at the added jobs might not be quite as encouraging.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am
Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 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.

April 21, 2014 12:30 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

Unemployment rates fall in 21 U.S. states last month

WASHINGTON | More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery.

April 18, 2014 5:13 pm
Job Market

Job Market

April 17, 2014 5:33 pm
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
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