The Hoosier State’s unemployment rate decreased to 4.9 percent last month — the first time it’s been below 5 percent since February 2008.
When they return home, veterans often have difficulty translating their military experience to civilian jobs, which can lead to high unemployment rates.
Indiana had its largest decrease in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years in April, falling from 5.8 to 5.4 percent.
IDWD spokesman Joe Frank says the state has gained nearly 14,000 manufacturing jobs and 50,000 total private sector jobs in the past two years.
The Hoosier unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent to 5.8 percent in March, the second month in a row the rate went down.
After four months without a decrease in unemployment, Indiana’s rate fell below 6 percent in February.
State officials say the increase in the unemployment rate was sparked by an increase in the number of people reentering the job hunt.
A new report from IBRC shows Indiana's agricultural production has great positive ripple effects throughout the state's economy.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann announced a new "dairy strategy" for the state dairy industry Monday.
The president said he wants to expand opportunities for middle-class Americans to find high-paying, skills-based employment.