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Indiana unemployment rate holds at 5.7 percent

By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Due in part to an increase in private sector jobs, Indiana’s unemployment rate held steady during the month of November. At 5.7 percent, the November unemployment in the state was 1.2 percentage points less than during the same time last year and exactly the same as in October of […]

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Pence makes end-of-year jobs announcements, touts 23,000+ job commitments for 2014

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and executives from 16 companies announced new investments Thursday that are expected to bring 2,153 jobs to Indiana within what state officials are calling “the next few years.” But actually, some of those jobs won’t be created until 2023. Still, Pence lauded the deals – which […]

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Retailers renew push for Sunday alcohol sales

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Jeri Ford studied the wine selection Tuesday in an aisle of a downtown Marsh grocery, a few feet away from where retailing heavyweights had minutes before announced a renewed push for Sunday carryout sales of alcohol in Indiana. Ford is one of the 52 percent of Hoosiers – according […]

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State’s unemployment rate holds steady at 5.7 percent

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.7 percent for the month of October. The private sector added 2,500 manufacturing jobs during the month – ranking Indiana third in the nation for manufacturing job growth. Similarly, the transportation and utility trades added 3,300 jobs in October – placing the […]

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Right-to-work law is constitutional says Indiana Supreme Court

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Supreme Court has upheld a controversial right-to-work law as constitutional after determining no union is required to represent a specific group of workers. The unanimous decision ends two court challenges to the law and overturns decisions by two Lake County judges who had declared it unconstitutional. Those […]

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Unemployment rate ticks down in September but job numbers drop

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in September, even as the state lost jobs overall. The seasonally adjusted rate stood at 5.7 percent last month, down 0.1 percentage points from August. The rate is significantly lower than one year ago when it stood at 7.3 percent. The drop comes even […]

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Pence, utility leaders plan 1-day mission trip to Toronto

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence and a delegation of business and utility leaders will leave Wednesday for a one-day jobs mission to Toronto, a trip aimed at strengthening the state’s economic ties to Canada. “Canada is already the destination for billions of dollars’ worth of Hoosier-built products,” Pence said in a statement. […]

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Video & story: Obama talks manufacturing, economy during stop in Princeton

Obama visit from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Jacob Rund TheStatehouseFile.com PRINCETON, Ind. – President Barack Obama spent the afternoon of National Manufacturing Day here addressing students, business leaders and local factory workers at Millennium Steel Services – a key supplier for the Toyota production plant located next door. Standing on a platform in front of […]

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Unemployment rate inches down to 5.8

By Hannah Troyer TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The rate of unemployed Hoosiers dropped slightly in August bringing the state’s unemployment rate to 5.8 percent. The drop continues an overall trend and is 0.2 percentage points lower than the national average. “Indiana’s unemployment rate has decreased 1.7 percent over the past year, while the labor force has […]

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Pence: U.S., Japan should work out free-trade differences

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence worked to sell Japanese leaders Monday on new investment in Indiana, saying the “ties that bind our people are strong” and reinforced by shared values of integrity, hard work, tradition and modesty. But Pence – speaking to the 46th Annual Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference – ventured […]

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