unemployment http://wboi.org en Indiana's Unemployment Rate on the Rise http://wboi.org/post/indianas-unemployment-rate-rise <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Indiana’s private sector sent a June record for job creation. Yet the state’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in a year. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:35:51 +0000 Brandon Smith 33402 at http://wboi.org Hoosier Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in May http://wboi.org/post/hoosier-unemployment-rate-holds-steady-may <p>Indiana’s unemployment rate in May failed to drop for the first time in nine months, holding steady at 5.7 percent.</p><p>Indiana’s private sector added 4,800 jobs last month, yet the unemployment rate remained unchanged.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:16:52 +0000 Brandon Smith 32094 at http://wboi.org Hoosier Unemployment Rate Holds Steady in May Mixed News As Indiana Unemployment Rate Drops http://wboi.org/post/mixed-news-indiana-unemployment-rate-drops <p>Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in five and a half years, now lower than the national rate, even as the state’s private sector lost jobs in January.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Indiana unemployment rate fell nearly half a percent in January, its largest one-month drop in 20 years.&nbsp; Its rate of 6.4 percent is the lowest since September 2008 and the first time the state’s rate has been below the national average in nearly two years.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:15:33 +0000 Brandon Smith 27837 at http://wboi.org Despite growing number of private jobs, Indiana’s unemployment rate is on the rise http://wboi.org/post/despite-growing-number-private-jobs-indiana-s-unemployment-rate-rise <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Indiana’s unemployment rate went up once again in February, though the state’s private sector marked the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">20</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> consecutive month of job growth.</span></p><p>Indiana’s private sector added 5,800 jobs last month.&nbsp; And since July of 2009, the low point of the recession, the state has created jobs in all but four months.&nbsp; But at 8.7% in February, Indiana’s unemployment rate is at its highest level in more than a year.</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:25:36 +0000 Brandon Smith 12616 at http://wboi.org Unemployment rate falls, despite job losses http://wboi.org/post/unemployment-rate-falls-despite-job-losses <p></p><p>Indiana’s private sector lost nearly 6,000 jobs in September, the first decline in nearly a year.&nbsp; Yet the state’s employment rate also fell for the first time since April.</p><p>Indiana’s unemployment rate had gone up or held steady for five months while, at the same time, the private sector created jobs.&nbsp;</p><p>Last month, that trend changed as the unemployment rate fell to 8.2%.&nbsp; University of Indianapolis economist Matt Will says while September’s jobs report isn’t positive, it also isn’t time to panic.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 16:05:05 +0000 Brandon Smith 5699 at http://wboi.org