The first quarter 2019 Michiana Benchmark Business Index recently released by Kruggel Lawton CPAs found most CFOs from the South Bend-Elkhart area who took part in its survey feel OK about the state of the economy.
The Gary area’s unemployment rate was 6.3 percent in March, up from 5.5 percent in February.
Indiana’s jobless rate for March was 3.6 percent, which is below the national rate of 3.8 percent, but 0.1 percent above February’s state rate of 3.5 percent.
Rising unemployment rates across Indiana’s metropolitan areas in January are typical right after the holiday season, according to a Purdue University Northwest economist. January jobless rates for the Gary area, Elkhart-Goshen area, Michigan City-La Porte area and South Bend-Mishawaka all increased for the month when compared to January 2018, according to data released by the […]
Sales of existing homes got off to a weak start in January. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, which represents Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke counties, reported closed sales of existing homes in the greater Region area totaled 534 in January, down 11 percent from 600 recorded the same month […]
Indiana’s jobless rate in December was 3.6 percent, which was unchanged from November. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, citing Labor Department data, said the state’s December jobless rate remained lower than the national unemployment rate in December which was 3.9 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicator that […]
Jobless rates across metropolitan areas of Northwest and North Central Indiana rose in November when compared to the same month a year ago. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, citing Bureau of Labor Statistics data, reported higher November jobless rates in the Elkhart-Goshen area, Gary area, Michigan City-La Porte area, and South Bend-Mishawaka area when […]
Sales of existing homes in Northwest Indiana in November were up 3.5 percent when compared to the same month a year ago. The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors, which represents Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke counties, reported 857 closed sales in November, up from 828 closed sales reported in November […]
New home construction across Indiana showed no signs of slowing in October. The Indiana Builders Association, citing U.S. Census Bureau data, said 1,470 permits for new homes were issued across the state in October, up 15 percent from September when 1,277 building permits were recorded. The association added the number of permits issued in October […]
Society of Innovators has new purpose with Purdue University Northwest The spirit of innovation is not only flying high across Northwest Indiana, it’s now piloted by a new flight crew with broader horizons. In June 2018, the vaunted Society of Innovators of NWI entered a collaboration agreement to establish itself as the Society of Innovators […]