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IN unemployment rate drops in August

Sep 20, 2013

Indiana’s unemployment rate had its biggest single-month drop in more than two years, but the state’s private sector also lost nearly three thousand jobs in August.

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 8.1% last month, its lowest level in nearly a year.  And both the manufacturing and private educational and health services sectors made significant gains, each adding 3,000 jobs.  But the state’s private sector as a whole lost 2,900 jobs in August.  And July’s employment numbers were revised downward, reflecting significant private sector job loss.

July unemployment up for IN, mixed locally

Aug 17, 2012

Indiana’s unemployment rate rose slightly during July. The latest figures show the percentage of Hoosiers looking for work went from eight in June to 8.2 last month.

In Tippecanoe County, unemployment dropped from 8% to 7.7%. Lafayette’s jobless rate rose 0.1% to 8.4%. West Lafayette’s figure stands at 5.8%, which is down slightly from June.

Despite the increase for Lafayette, unemployment in the city is 1% better than it was a year ago.

2012 Hoosier Job Fair

May 29, 2012

More than 4,000 open positions are available at the Hoosier Job Fair Wednesday in Lafayette.

Senator Dan Coats is hosting the event, along with local government and business leaders. He says the response has been overwhelming, with a little more than 100 companies signing up for the fair.

"This thing has just exploded, which I think says a lot for the state of Indiana and our recovery that's going on, but also the fact there's a lot of employers out there that are looking for good people to work."

Indiana State Police looking for trooper applicants

Nov 22, 2011

Future Indiana State Police troopers have an upcoming deadline to meet.

Friday (Nov. 25) is the last day I.S.P. will accept applications to join the 72nd Recruit Academy. It runs from July to December of next year for 24 weeks.

Sergeant Kim Riley says anyone who wants to be a trooper should be self-motivated. Applicants must be between 21 and 40 years old before next December.

Riley says as many as 400 current state troopers are expected to retire in the next 3-5 years. He expects up to 3,000 applications with 60-100 people being accepted into the academy next year.

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