Decrease in Indiana’s Unemployment Rate

Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding news that Indiana’s unemployment rate decreased another 0.2% to stand at 4.7% in July. This preliminary estimate brings total private employment in Indiana to 2,614,800. Over the past 12 months, private employment has grown by 59,800 and now stands above the former peak by more than 2,000 jobs. While unemployment continues to fall, Indiana’s labor force is growing. Since January 2013, the Hoosier labor force has grown by 76,000. In the last year alone, Indiana added more than 23,000 people to its labor force.

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