INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hoosiers experienced the lowest unemployment rate in two years in December.
Indiana's unemployment rate dropped from 9.8 percent in November to 9.5 percent in December.
State officials say December also brought the number of unemployed Hoosiers below 300,000 for the first time since January 2009.
The state saw the largest gains in Manufacturing jobs, private education and health services and financial activities.
Indiana had the second lowest unemployment rate compared to neighboring states:
Ohio – 9.6 percent
Kentucky – 10.3 percent
Illinois – 9.3 percent
Michigan – 11.7 percent
A winter weather advisory was issued for Wayne, Union, Switzerland, Ripley, Ohio, Franklin, Fayette and Dearborn counties on Saturday night.
Lawrence Police are investigating an overnight shooting in the 8800 block of Pendleton Pike. Police say the shooting happened around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.
Nurses and those preparing to enter the profession are being forced increasingly to shift their job focus as hospitals slash positions amid declining admissions and revenue.