Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped in August for the first time in five months, but the state’s private sector lost jobs for the first time in 11 months.
An Indiana Chamber of Commerce survey finds most employers have a difficult time finding qualified employees.
Indiana's unemployment rate had dropped for nine consecutive months until May.
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.