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National Unemployment Rate Unchanged for August

 Friday, September 7, 2018 |  Views:343 |  Posted by: Ron Gifford |  Reading Time:  |  Article Tags: 
Despite the addition of another 201,000 jobs during the month of August, the national unemployment rate remained at 3.9% for the month.  While manufacturing jobs fell by 3,000 during the month, the total number of new jobs exceeded what was expected by the experts.

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Ron Gifford

Special Projects Coordinator


Ron Gifford has worked for the Foundation as Special Projects Coordinator since 2008 after a law career of 32 years. In addition to his duties for the Foundation, Mr. Gifford serves as Director of the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning (SCILL) and as a Business Advisor for the Indiana Small Business Development Center, serving businesses and entrepreneurs in both Starke and Pulaski Counties.

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