INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Despite adding 13,000 jobs in July, Indiana’s unemploymentrate crept upward to 10.2 percent.
While unemployment is higher in Indiana while compared to thenation’s 9.5% unemployment rate, the Hoosier state’srate was lower than neighboring Illinois (10.3%), Ohio (10.3%) andMichigan (13.2 %).
"With two percent of the (US) population Hoosiers have capturednine percent of all new jobs in the nation," said Mark W. Everson,Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development."We're pleased with the continued improvement in manufacturing andsigns of life in construction. Our unemployment rate stubbornlyremains around ten percent because Indiana's positive job growthhas encouraged thousands of Hoosiers to return to the labor forceand resume their job hunt this year."
Indiana sectors reporting significant over-the-month employmentincreases include: Private Education and Health Services (4,600),Manufacturing (4,300), Construction (2,800), Financial Activities(1,600) and Trade, Transportation and Utilities (1,100).
The Indiana State Police says a Crawfordsville police officer followed the rules when he was involved in a shooting on Nov. 23.
On Tuesday, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence filed suit against an Indiana business that sold a gun used to shoot an IMPD officer.
Shelby County officials say one person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a head on crash that involved a semi and a vehicle.