A Ball State University economist believes the nation’s economy is slowing despite new jobs being created in September and improved job creation numbers in July and August.
Slowing job growth and a drop in new job creation are signs from the latest government jobs report suggesting the nation’s economy is slowing down, said Ball State economist Michael Hicks.
A new study shows the domestic maritime industry employs 15,360 people in Indiana and generates more than $3.9 billion annually for the state’s economy.
A slight drop in number of people in the state’s workforce likely is the reason behind Indiana’s unemployment rate falling in June when compared to May.
The number of unemployment claims filed by Hoosiers in May have hit their lowest level so far in 2019.
Indiana’s maintains 3.6 percent jobless rate for third straight month.
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 […]