June was the 13th consecutive month manufacturing has grown after contracting in April 2020, when coronavirus fears triggered business shutdowns across the country.
Low-wage workers have least cushion during coronavirus crisis
Many of those workers already live paycheck to paycheck—and a disruption in the flow of those checks could set off long-term financial problems. Foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, repossessions and more.Read More
Indiana jobless rate remains steady at 3.6% in May
Indiana’s labor-force participation rate—the percentage of the state’s population that is either employed or actively seeking work—dipped from 65.3% in April to 65% in May.Read More
Retail workers, drained from the pandemic and empowered by a strengthening job market, are leaving jobs like never before.
Joshua Payne-Elliott, a foreign language and social studies teacher, sued the archdiocese after his contract with Cathedral High School was terminated in June 2019 for being in a same-sex marriage.
Layoffs and lockdowns, combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks, have given many Americans the time and the financial cushion to rethink their careers.
Host Mason King talks with two restauranteurs—Loughmiller’s Pub & Eatery co-owner Danny Scotten and Upland Brewing Co. President David Bower—about how the labor crunch is affecting their eateries and what they’re doing to try to find workers.
Chicago-based ActiveCampaign hasn’t realized the type of employment growth it projected in Indianapolis when it opened its local office two years ago. Company officials, however, emphasized this week that they still have big plans for the Indy office.
The state’s unemployment rate has been doggedly retracing its steps over the last year from its latest spike, falling from 16.9% in April 2020 to 3.9% last month.
The recruiting technology company, which entered the local market with a single-employee office in 2014, began growing its Indianapolis operations after acquiring Canvas Talent Inc. in early 2019.
The pickup in hiring lowered the unemployment rate from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department said Friday in its monthly jobs report. That is down dramatically from the 14.8% jobless rate of April of last year, just after the virus erupted in the United States.
Economists have forecast that job growth reached 175,000 last month, according to data provider FactSet. That would mark a sharp improvement over an average of just 29,000 jobs a month from November through January.
Indiana’s unemployment rate has been doggedly retracing its steps in recent months from 16.9% in April, when the pandemic paralyzed sections of the economy.
The apprenticeship will enable high school students to attain soft skills, technical skills and relevant work experience in growing, high-demand industries.
The pace of Indiana’s steadily improving unemployment rate slowed considerably in September. Meanwhile, the state’s labor force participation rate and private employment numbers dropped.
The unemployment rate in Indiana rebounded dramatically in July, although the positive economic indicator was undermined by a drop in the state’s labor force.
The freeze announced Monday will apply to the H1-B visa category for highly skilled workers, the H4 visa for their spouses and the L visas companies use to transfer international employees into the United States.
A recent report concluded that 90% of the nation’s tech and innovation sector employment growth from 2005 to 2017 was generated in just five major coastal cities: Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose, California.
A range of job market barometers will provide some of the most vital signals about the economy in the coming weeks and months.
But revisions to reported job growth in 2018 and 2019 show that the government overcounted by about half a million jobs.
With signs of a weakening economy spreading and financial markets gyrating, Friday’s monthly jobs report will be watched for any evidence that the turmoil might be threatening the critically important U.S. job market.