Indiana's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent from September, and the private sector added 7,700 jobs.
A new employment program in Southwest aims to help 17 to 25-year-old dropouts receive GEDs and job training.
Anyone with a health-related degree, regardless of their level of education, was less likely to be left unemployed by the economic downturn.
However, with the improved unemployment rate, Indiana is no longer eligible for the last 20 weeks of federal unemployment benefits.
Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
A federal judge had already blocked two portions of Indiana’s law after another lawsuit was filed back in May.
The head of the Indiana National Guard says more must be done to help address joblessness among veterans.
Indiana added 8,800 private sector jobs in September but the unemployment rate rose.
Otis' Bloomington factory is closing in 2012, leaving more than 200 employees out of work.
The national unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent last month, though Indiana’s rate remains lower.