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.
The bill says organizations with a religious background that have contracts with state or local governments can make hiring decisions based on religion.
State officials say the rise in the unemployment rate can be attributed to an increase in the number of people seeking jobs.