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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Indiana's Unemployment Rate Continues to Drop
Indiana's unemployment rate stands at 3.9 percent for March and remains lower than the national rate of 4.5 percent. Indiana's Labor Force increased by 6,093 over the previous month with a 12,322 increase in employment and a 6,229 decrease in unemployment. Indiana's total labor force stands at more than 3.32 million, and the state's 64.5 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 63.0 full report

Indiana Workforce Success Story: Skill UP Indiana! Grants
Indiana needs to fill more than one million jobs over the course of the next ten years. In order to meet that demand of Indiana’s workforce, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development created the Skill UP Indiana! grant program in 2015. Since its modest start two years ago, nearly $19 million in grant funding has been provided to support community partnerships in developing youth and adult education and training opportunities aligning with employer needs. Awarded programs equip Hoosiers with specific skills necessary to fill many of these more

WorkOne Achievement Awards Honor Hoosiers and Hoosier Employers
DWD and its WorkOne Career Centers are proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 WorkOne Achievement Awards. Biennially, DWD recognizes Hoosiers who have participated in various DWD education programs and are successful in rejoining the workforce. Indiana employers who have used WorkOne services for hiring, training and other economic development purposes also are more

Indiana has Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rate for Military Veterans
Indiana has the nation’s lowest unemployment rate for veterans, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) Employment Situation of Veterans - 2016 report. The report found that just 1.8 percent of Hoosier veterans were unemployed on average during more


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