Federal unemployment benefits will go away for many Indiana residents if there is no deal to extend them by Saturday.
A Department of Workforce Development spokesman says small firms can leave the money with the state to offset future tax burdens.
The state’s jobless rate has still dropped roughly two percent in just two years.
Thousands of Hoosiers may lose their unemployment benefits under changes effective today.
The changes are meant to ensure that only those who are truly unemployed are eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
Indiana is the first state in the nation to require drug testing for people who want to participate in federally funded job training.
Officials say an increase in site traffic caused a delay in Hoosiers being able to file for their unemployment benefits.
About 30,000 Hoosiers are once again eligible for unemployment benefits.