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January jobs report finds robust gains on all fronts

The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 257,000 jobs in January, previous months were revised up, wages rose by the most in six years, and more Americans entered the job market.
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U.S. pay, benefits posted biggest gain since 2008

An uptick in the employment cost index during 2014 could be a sign strong job gains are forcing companies to pay a bit more for workers.
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State adds jobs, but unemployment rate ticks up

Indiana added 4,000 private-sector jobs in December, but the unemployment rate ticked up as a flood of Hoosiers began looking for work, the state’s Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday morning.
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Applications for unemployment aid fall to 7-week low

The number of people seeking jobless benefits has been at historically low levels for 14 of the past 15 weeks. That indicates companies are retaining workers and expecting economic growth to continue.
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Private hiring in state boomed by 15,800 jobs in November

In December, Indiana saw its biggest monthly increase in private sector jobs in 15 years, as the national economy boosted hiring across the country.
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State unemployment rate dips despite net job loss

Indiana lost 1,900 private-sector jobs in September despite a big gain in manufacturing-sector employment, the state’s Department of Workforce Development said Tuesday morning.
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U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 pct.

U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, helping lower the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008. But nearly 100,000 stopped looking for work, lowering the percentage of Americans working or looking for work to the lowest level since February 1978.
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State unemployment rate slips to 5.8 percent

Indiana lost 2,600 private-sector jobs in August despite more big gains in manufacturing-sector employment, the state’s Department of Workforce Development said Friday morning.
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State adds jobs; unemployment rate remains at 5.9 percent

Indiana added 9,900 private-sector jobs in July, with more than half of them coming in the manufacturing sector, the state announced Monday morning.
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U.S. employers add 209K jobs; rate rises to 6.2 percent

July marked the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year-old economic recovery.
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