New analysis from Indiana University suggests the Hoosier economy is heading in the right direction.
The Leading Index for Indiana – which uses national-level economic data to make predictions about the state’s economy – rose slightly in July. That’s the second monthly increase in a row.
According to Timothy Slaper at the IU Kelley School of Business, the increase comes in part because of a jump in homebuilder sentiment, what he calls the “exhuberant stock market,” and a strong outlook in transportation and logistics.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry Friday vetoed a second labor-related ordinance in as many months– this one stating that city police could not require union membership.
The council previously overturned Henry’s veto on ending collective bargaining for the city’s non-public safety workers.
The right-to-work ordinance that would affect police passed along party lines by council last week. The measure was introduced by Republican Councilman Mitch Harper, who said it would help base employment on quality of work.
Every once in a while I wonder if I’ve just been part of a research study that didn’t require consent. Now I know this is a trick of the mind—I know about so many such studies that I’m ready to think I might be involved in one.
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.
The Hoosier private sector added 10,000 jobs last month, including growth in every major employment sector. The surge was led by the leisure and hospitality and construction sectors, each contributing at least 2,700 new jobs. But the state’s unemployment rate rose two-tenths of a percent to 5.9 percent.
Blues legend Johnny Winter died this week at the age of 70. The Grammy-winning artist was known for his high-energy picking style and a fiery presence on stage, both of which helped make him one of the greatest guitarists of all time, according to Rolling Stone.
In 2013, Winter performed in Fort Wayne, and WBOI's Julia Meek was given the opportunity to interview him.