Officials say the nearly 13 percent drop in their benchmark rate for insurers is due to fewer workers' comp claims and on-the-job injuries.
Union supporters gathered in front of a shuttered General Electric plant in Bloomington to hear labor leaders demand higher paying jobs in Indiana.
More than 200 Hoosiers died on the job in the last year, double the number from just two years ago.
Employers are hiring an additional 780,000 seasonal workers this year.
Indiana University is transferring 50 workers from its own payrolls to a temporary staffing agency.
Vigo County School Corp. is restoring pay and hours for some of its part-time workers after President Obama decided to delay part of the Affordable Care Act.
A Princeton study says 13,000 Hoosiers could have put off looking for work because of unemployment benefits.
The nationwide housing downturn has lead to fewer orders, which means the Kokomo Sanitary Pottery plant can't afford as many workers.