August unemployment report released

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Unemployment in Indiana for August was reported at 3.5 percent, up from 3.4 percent in July. The Indiana rate continues to trend lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent.Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 11,085 over the previous month. This was a result of a 2,594 increase in unemployed residents and an increase of 8,491 employed residents. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.39 million, and the state’s 65.0 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.In addition, Indiana’s initial unemployment insurance claims continue to be at historical lows.last_img

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STAFF : Syracuse track and field competes at Virginia Tech, Columbia

first_img Published on March 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm The Syracuse track and field team split up this weekend, sending competitors to the Virginia Tech Final Qualifier in Blacksburg, Va., and the Columbia Last Chance meet in New York City. The meets were the last opportunity for automatic qualification in the NCAA Indoor Championships.Flings Owusu-Agyapong missed automatic qualification by .17 seconds, as she finished third in the 60-meter dash at Virginia Tech. Amadou Gueye reached the semifinals in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.42 seconds but failed to qualify for the finals.At the Columbia Last Chance meet, Jarret Eaton won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.63 seconds, continuing his standout season as a national championship contender.Darryl White and Jihaad Howard finished third and fourth in the 60-meter dash in 6.87 and 6.88 seconds, respectively, in New York City. Andrew Palmer finished fifth in his heat in the 3,000-meter run with 8:21.79.On the women’s side, Molly Malone finished fourth in her heat in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:08.05, and Katie Hursey finished fourth in the mile run with a time of 4:46.58. Lauren Penney finished fourth in her heat in the 3,000-meter run.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOrange runners who qualify will compete at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Nampa, Idaho, from March 9-10. Eaton is the only Syracuse athlete to earn an automatic bid to the championships. At-large bids will be announced Monday.—Compiled by Jacob Pramuk, staff writer, [email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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