Governor Pence Statement on April Unemployment Rate, Historic Employment Levels on Horizon



Indianapolis –Governor Mike Pence issued the following statement regarding Indiana’s April unemployment rate of 5.4 percent, a 0.4 percent drop. In addition, the state is only 7,800 jobs shy of the state’s peak employment of 2,612,600 private sector jobs in early 2000.


“With more than 10,000 new jobs for Hoosiers added in April and an employment growth rate doubling that of the nation’s, Indiana’s economy continues to gain momentum. Since day one, we have worked to create an environment where businesses can grow and Hoosiers can thrive. With historic employment levels on the horizon and companies repeatedly choosing our state for investment, Indiana is proving once again that we are a state that sets the bar high for growth and opportunity.”