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.