A Princeton study says 13,000 Hoosiers could have put off looking for work because of unemployment benefits.
Anyone with a health-related degree, regardless of their level of education, was less likely to be left unemployed by the economic downturn.
Indiana unemployment benefits change on Sunday, but recipients may not notice until November.
The monthly jobs report shows Indiana's unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent even though the private sector jobs added thousands of jobs.
Monroe County's unemployment rate normally jumps in the summer, but some say it's still too high.
Indiana's unemployment rate is still below the national average of 8.2 percent.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped from 8.1 percent in March to 7.9 percent in April.
Kokomo is receiving $50,000 from the grant, in part because of the county's high unemployment.
The unemployment rate fell for the fourth straight month in March.
Indiana's unemployment rate fell in February but economist say that could be a temporary drop.