Friday, December 17, 2010

Drop in State Unemployment Rate and Remembering to Pay it Forward

The state's unemployment rate dropped 0.1 percent to 9.8 percent in November. This decline puts Indiana at the same rate as the nation. Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Mark Everson says the state's unemployment rate has decreased by four-tenths of a percent since the summer, compared to the U.S. rate which has been going up during the same period.

We hope that this will begin a continuing trend as we see other good news in regard to companies like Rolls Royce being awarded numerous military contracts, Exact Target and other companies announcing expansions and other state wide initiatives.

Indiana has set a record in the number of life science jobs attracted to the state.  Twenty companies, including Dow Agro Sciences, AIT labs and Ascension Health told the state they plan to add 4,071 jobs over the next several years. 

It's nice to have some positive news as the Holiday season is upon us.  Many families are still struggling - so it is imperative that as we are blessed, we pay it forward to bless someone else.

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