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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for May and remains lower than the national rate of 3.8 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 15,928 over the previous month. This was a result of a 2,659 increase in unemployed residents and an increase of 13,269 employed residents. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.33 million, and the state’s 64.3 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.

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Peru, IN – Denise Sims Ryan of Peru has been added to the staff of Peru Indiana Today.

Denise was born in Kokomo and has lived in Miami County for forty years. She is the mother of ten. Two of her kids are deceased and two still live at home. Denise retired from GM after thirty-three years of service.

Denise attends Chapel of Praise in Peru. She is very much an animal lover and will continue to serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Peru Animal Care & Control (PACC) where she handles all of the scheduling of volunteers for the facility.

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INDIANAPOLIS  – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for April and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 11,655 over the previous month. This was a result of a 737 increase in unemployed residents and an increase of 10,918 employed residents. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.33 million, and the state’s 64.0 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent.

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WABASH, Ind.  – As of May 1, residents of Wabash County will have greater access to local healthcare. Finishing touches are being made to Lutheran Wabash, a 30,000-square-foot outpatient center on the city’s north side.

Lutheran Wabash will initially offer urgent care every day of the week, a physical therapy and rehabilitation area, a full laboratory, X-ray, orthopedics, pulmonology, cardiology, and space for additional specialists.

Lutheran Wabash is located at 1700 Alber St., just south of U.S. 24. In advance of opening day, the community is invited to get a sneak peek on April 30 from 1 to 3 p.m. A ribbon-cutting will kick off this public open house. Lutheran Health Network officials, Wabash Mayor Scott Long, representatives of Grow Wabash County, project developers and other community leaders are expected to be in attendance.

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Peru, IN – If you love coffee, and who doesn’t, you should check out a new local business that offers many varieties of delicious fresh roasted coffees right here in Peru! “6th Street Coffee Company” is now open at 7 East 6th Street, near Broadway across from Gabriel’s Pancake House.

Kreig Adkins opened the new store on Saturday, April 14. He is the owner and roaster at the business.

“I roast everything here myself, I flavor all the coffee by hand,” according to Adkins. “We have our own line of “K-cups”, if you will, which we call “Mug Shots” and we have twenty-four different origins and blends to choose from.”

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INDIANAPOLIS  – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for March and remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.

Indiana’s labor force had a net increase of 7,513 over the previous month. This was a result of 2,077 unemployed residents no longer seeking employment within the past four weeks, and a 9,590 increase in residents employed. Indiana's total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.32 million, and the state’s 63.8 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent.

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Peru, IN – The Original Boardwalk Café has opened for business in the former Marco’s Pizza location next to Family Video store at 123 N Broadway Street in Peru.

The Original Boardwalk Café is owned by Tricia Rozzi. The first Boardwalk opened in Detroit Michigan by Rozzi’s husband, Brian Stephens. He opened a second location in Logansport in 1992. The business has been very successful in Logansport which prompted them to open a third location here in Peru.

Rozzi’s husband had also worked with Marco’s Pizza and when the chain announced that they were closing their Peru location, Rozzi decided to step in and see how a Boardwalk Café would do in the location.

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Peru, IN – Since May 9th of 2017, Peru’s Justin Geiselman has owned and operated Peru 2 Go, a food delivery service. Peru to go is a local franchise of My Town 2 Go which operates in several States. Peru 2 Go is their only Indiana location.

Over the last year, Justin has expanded his business, hired two people to help him with his deliveries and made over one thousand deliveries to hungry people who wanted their food delivered to their home. Not a bad start for the 24-year-old entrepreneur who had never worked in food delivery or owned his own business before.

Geiselman was born and raised in Peru, attended Peru Schools until the 10th grade when he transferred to Maconaquah. Unfortunately, things did go well for Justin in a formal school setting but he was able to earn his GED High School Diploma and is about to complete a degree at Ivy Tech in HVAC.