"The Legislature passed a law creating a right to these benefits, and we're asking Governor Holcomb to follow the law," said Jon Laramore, executive director of Indiana Legal Services.
Unemployment fell in Northwest Indiana in April, but Lake County still had the highest jobless rate in the Hoosier state by a wide margin – 1.5 percentage points higher than the runner-up.
Few out-of-work Americans would turn down a job offer just to continue receiving an extra $300 a week in supplemental federal unemployment assistance, according to new research.
Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order Tuesday requiring Hoosiers to be actively searching for work as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits, starting June 1.
Unemployment rose across much of Northwest Indiana in March, with Lake and LaPorte counties having the two highest jobless rates in the Hoosier state.
Unemployment was mixed in Northwest Indiana in February, with Lake and LaPorte counties having two of the three highest jobless rates in the Hoosier state.
Unemployment rose across most of Northwest Indiana in January, with Lake and LaPorte counties having the highest jobless rates in the state.
Indiana has launched a new job search website powered by artificial intelligence.
Displaced Agrati workers in Valparaiso now qualify for federal benefits like income support, wage subsidies and job training through a federal program that helps those hurt by international trade.
Unemployment plummeted across Northwest Indiana last month to the lowest point since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Lake County had the highest jobless rate in the state at 6.4%.
Any displaced ArcelorMittal workers can get trade adjustment benefits, such as job training, income support and help with health care expenses.
Lake County had the highest unemployment rate in the state last month.
Northwest Indiana, however, suffered some of the highest joblessness in the Hoosier state in September. Lake and LaPorte counties ranked number one and three in joblessness statewide, while Porter County ranked 10th.
The Region's unemployment rate dropped again in August to the lowest point it's been since the coronavirus pandemic started, finally falling below double digits.
Hoosier companies may be on the hook for extra payments, beginning in 2022, if Indiana's loans from the federal government to pay unemployment benefits remain outstanding.
The $300 a week in Lost Wages Assistance promised last month by Republican President Donald Trump will be distributed to eligible Hoosiers next week as a one-time, lump-sum payment.
The Region's unemployment rate dipped again in July to the lowest point it's been since the coronavirus pandemic started.
Due to the state's financial uncertainty, Indiana will not contribute the extra $100 a week recommended by President Donald Trump to supplement the $300 a week in temporary federal assistance.
Indiana has not yet committed to participating in a program touted by President Donald Trump to provide $400 in weekly assistance to unemployed workers.
The Region's unemployment rate dipped again in June as more people returned to their jobs after stay-at-home restrictions were loosened, but nearly 15% of Northwest Indiana remained out of work.