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The Communist Party of Indiana CPUSA struggles for socialism: to better the lives of Indiana's working families, to protect and extend labor's ability to organize, for the needs of women, children, immigrants (documented and undocumented), the disabled, LGBT, and all people who strive for affordable quality health care, housing, and education. We stand against racism in all its forms. We stand for jobs for all. We stand for peace. We support all who struggle world wide for the dignity and self-determination of the majority of their nation's people and against imperialism, occupation, and exploitation for private profit.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Indiana's jobless rate is highest U.S. jump

January 28, 2009

Indiana's unemployment rate soared to 8.2 percent in December, one of the largest jumps in jobless rates in the nation.

Unemployment in Northwest Indiana increased in line with the rest of the state, where the jobless rate nearly doubled from the same time last year.

The monthly unemployment report, released Tuesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, showed Porter County coming in under the state average at 7.4 percent, but above the national average of 7.2 percent, while Lake County weighed in at 8.6 percent and LaPorte County stood at 9.2 percent.

East Chicago took the biggest hit locally, with unemployment jumping to 12.8 percent, third-highest in the state.

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