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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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Economic indicators on new orbits

GUEST COMMENTARY: 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
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
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