Kokomo still has a higher than average unemployment rate, but Goodnight says that number is on the decline.
Columbus had the highest growth rate in the nation at 6.4 percent according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics.
Indiana added 1,700 jobs in December, but the workforce is growing too quickly for the new jobs to bring down the unemployment rate.
Indiana’s work force went up more than 13,000 last month, with a nearly 50,000 worker increase in the last four months.
An economist says Indiana's unemployment rate could reach as low at 8.3 percent or as high as 9.5 percent in 2012.
Indiana economists say the state's unemployment rate is flat lining.
The head of the Indiana National Guard says more must be done to help address joblessness among veterans.
The employment snapshot of 13 metro areas across Indiana shows unemployment rates dropping since last September.
Grants could give homeowners as much as $18,000 depending on their need.
Indiana added 8,800 private sector jobs in September but the unemployment rate rose.