The unemployment numbers released today show significant drops, but private sector jobs are still suffering.
House Republicans say the unemployment benefits will be reinstated only if accompanied by federal spending cuts.
The federal government benefits up to 63 weeks have not been renewed for 2014.
Veterans and government officials gathered at the Indiana War Memorial today, emphasizing the need to reduce Indiana's veteran unemployment rate.
While the manufacturing and health services sectors showed job gains, the private sector lost jobs as a whole.
Indiana’s manufacturing sector had its biggest one-month job increase in nearly nine years, but the state's unemployment rate also rose to 8.4 percent.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporate has set a goal of helping the state's private sector to employ more than 2.5 million people.
Indiana added 6,800 private sector jobs in April, according to the monthly unemployment report.
Two recently published studies suggest Indiana’s economy may remain strong despite sequestration.
Veterans may find it easier to go back to school under a bill working its way through the General Assembly.