Wed, April 22 2015 18:24
The unemployment rate for the State of Indiana fell from 5.9% in February to 5.8% in March according to a release yesterday from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The drop came despite a drop of 800 individuals in private sector employment. On the bright side, there was an increase of 1300 individuals hired in the manufacturing sector.
The rates for Indiana's contiguous states and the U.S. for March are as follows:
Indiana - 5.8%
U.S. - 5.5%
Illinois - 6.0%
Kentucky - 5.1%
Michigan - 5.6%
Ohio - 5.1%
Mon, April 13 2015 19:49
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded a bid on a Starke County project to install a bridge deck overlay on U.S. 35 over the Robbins Ditch, 0.21 miles west of U.S. 30. A total of five (5) bids had been received ranging from $1,218,410.40 to $1,390,792.58. The contract was awarded to the low bidder, being Ellas Constructon Co LLC of Munster, Indiana. None of the bids were below the engineer's estimate for the work, which was $1,011.000, but the bid was awarded anyway under a regulation that allows it to be awarded when four or more bids are received on a project.
Mon, April 06 2015 17:12
The U.S. Department of Labor reported last Friday that the national unemployment rate remains unchanged at 5.5% for the month of March. The Department also reported that 126,000 new jobs were created during that month, far less than expectations.
Mon, April 06 2015 16:29
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces the closure of U.S. 35/State Road 8 through Knox, beginning Monday, April 6th through Monday, April 13th for railroad crossing repairs. U.S. 35/State Road 8 will be closed at the railroad crossing, between E. John Street and E. Bender Street in Knox.
Thu, April 02 2015 17:14
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) received bids yesterday on a Starke County project to install a bridge deck overlay on U.S. 35 over the Robbins Ditch, 0.21 miles west of U.S. 30. A total of five (5) bids were received ranging from $1,28,410.40 to $1,390,792.58. The apparent low bid was from Ellas Constructon Co LLC of Munster, Indiana. None of the bids were below the engineer's estimate for the work, so the bids are being reviewed by INDOT at the present time.
Mon, March 30 2015 22:10
The unemployment rate in Starke County dropped by .7% during the month of February, falling from 8.9% in January to 8.2% in February.The State of Indiana recorded a .1% decrease for the month of February at 5.9%, as the state added an additional 1,700 private sector jobs, including 600 in the manufacturing sector.
Thu, March 26 2015 20:33
Phend & Brown intends to begin work on CR300E again on Monday 03/30/2015. All remaining work will be done with no road closures. Lane restrictions and flagging operations will be used but the road will remain open.
Tentative Schedule of Operations
-Driveway prep and installation
-Installation of topsoil, seed, sod
-Cleaning of existing pavement
-Installation of HMA surface & pavement markings.
Fri, March 20 2015 00:06
Congresswoman Jackie Walorski is sponsoring a job fair with 50 employers looking to fill 800 jobs. The fair will be held on the campus of Bethel College, in their gymnasium, on April 8 from 9 to 1 EDT.
Thu, March 19 2015 20:15
All 92 Indiana counties saw their unemployment rate increase from December to January, with an average increase per county of 1.1%. Starke County was no different, seeing a rate increase of 1.7%, from 7.3% in December to 9.0% in January.
Wed, March 18 2015 16:43
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) reported yesterday that despite another 8,600 new jobs being added in January, that the unemployment rate inched up by .1%, from 5.9% in December to 6.0% in January. According to the DWD release, this was because of an additional 14,250 persons entering into the labor force.
Individual county rates are scheduled to be released later today.