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Indiana's Unemployment Rate continues to be at near-record lows in July
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.1 percent for July and remains lower than the national rate of 4.3 percent. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana's labor force decreased by 1,077 over the previous month due to a 4,008 decrease in employment and a 2,931 increase in unemployment. Indiana's total labor force continues to stand at more than 3.33 million, and the state's 64.3 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.9 percent...read full report
Holcomb rolls out Indiana's 'Next Level Jobs' initiative with two programs to help meet current workforce demand
Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Commissioner for Workforce Development (DWD) Steve Braun, Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) Teresa Lubbers, and Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo kicked off Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative and announced two new grant programs designed to put Hoosiers to work in high-demand, high-wage jobs as quickly as possible...read more
Applications for both grant programs are available at NextLevelJobs.org
Hoosier JAG Specialists and Statewide JAG Program Receive National Honors
Indiana's Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Specialists and support staff from its 12 economic growth regions were nationally recognized for their respective efforts in increasing graduation rates, post-secondary education and employment placements. Outstanding Specialists honored at the 34th Annual JAG National Training Seminar in Las Vegas, Nev., include...read more
DWD Anti-Fraud Efforts Result in $200 Million Impact to UI Trust Fund
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has made significant strides over a three-year period to protect Hoosiers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own. DWD initiatives have drastically reduced instances of fraud that can adversely affect the funding source for Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims in Indiana...read more
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