Fri, August 21 2015 19:10
Indiana has now reached its historical peak level of employment with 4,800 jobs added in July which contributed to a decrease in its unemployment rate to 4.7%, down from 4.9% in June. This put Indiana as the Midwest state with the lowest unemployment rate, surpassing Illinois (5.8%), Kentucky (5.2%), Michigan (5.3%), and Ohio (5.0%). The rate for July is also the lowest that has been seen since November of 2007.
Mon, August 17 2015 20:03
Indiana has been ranked as 13th in the nation overall in CNBC's latest version of its America's Top States for Business Report. Indiana ranked first in cost of doing business, and also did well in the categories of economy and cost of living, The report cites the ongoing reductions in the state's personal tax and corporate tax rates, and its AAA credit rating as principal reasons for its standing.
Mon, August 17 2015 19:48
As of 8/11/2015: Traffic switched to use the completed southbound lanes. Northbound lanes are closed to traffic. Northbound bridge deck has been overlayed with approach
Slabs and mudwalls reconstructed. Approx. 75% complete. Expect to complete northbound bridge railing transitions, install the expansion joint sealing system, place riprap for bridge pier protection under the bridge and pave the northbound pavement transitions the next two weeks.
Fri, August 07 2015 19:17
A national trade publication, The Manufacturers News, has reported that about 7500 jobs were added in the manufacturing sector in Indiana between April of 2014 and April of 2015. They report that more than 575,000 people are employed in manufacturing, a 1.3% rise from a year ago.
Fri, August 07 2015 17:11
The U.S. Department of Labor issued its July unemployment report this morning. An additional 215,000 jobs were added in the United States last month, but the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5.3%.
Mon, July 27 2015 18:29
According to the latest figures from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Starke County's unemployment rate in June was at 5.7%, the lowest it has been since November of 2007. That rate is also .2% lower than it was in May of this year.
Tue, July 21 2015 22:52
The unemployment rate in Indiana for the month of June is at 4.9%, the first time that has been below 5% in about 7 years. The rate fell despite new jobs in the private sector being down by about 3,800. However, new manufacturing jobs were up by 1,600 for the month.
Wed, July 08 2015 19:32
The U.S. unemployment rate fell from 5.5% in May to 5.3% in June on the strength of an additional 223,000 jobs added during that month.
Fri, June 26 2015 21:36
The U.S. Department of Education has chosen North Judson-San Pierre Elementary, Knox Middle School, Oregon-Davis Elementary, Oregon-Davis Jr-Sr High School, and Culver Elementary School as recipients of the 2015 President’s Education Awards Program.They, along with 500 Indiana schools have been honored for their educational excellence and academic growth in the classroom.
Congratulations to each school and their staffs for this award.
Mon, June 22 2015 20:53
While the State of Indiana reported a .3% drop in its unemployment rate for May, from 5.4 to 5.1, Starke County, like the vast majority of counties in the state showed a slight increase. For the county, the rate increased from 5.8 to 5.9 for the month. Only 7 counties experienced a decline, while another 4 counties were unchanged. The balance of 80 counties all had an increase.
For the State of Indiana, an additional 9700 private sector jobs were created, including 2000 in the manufacturing sector.