Indiana’s private sector added nearly 7,000 jobs last month, but the labor force gained more than 20,000 new Hoosiers.
Advocates and legislators are pushing for Indiana to become the one of almost 30 states that have a work-share program.
The unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in August; that’s the lowest level since 2007.
Department of Workforce Development officials attribute the higher unemployment rate to people restarting the job search.
The grant will provide individual employment assessments to out-of-work Hoosiers.
Indiana's jobless rate is nearly a full percentage higher than the national average.