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DCS releases 2019 child fatality report

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 31, 2020) – The number of children who died from neglect or abuse dropped slightly last year, according to new data released in the 2019 Annual Report of Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities in Indiana. The Indiana Department of Child Services investigated 276 child deaths in 2019 as …

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November Indiana Employment Report

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 18, 2020) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 5.0 percent for November, and the national rate is 6.7 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the …

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Gov. Holcomb Unveils 2021 Next Level Agenda

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced his 2021 Next Level Agenda, which is focused on safely navigating out of the pandemic and emerging as a stronger Indiana. “The 2021 Next Level Agenda is focused on making sure Indiana remains a state of opportunity for all,” Gov. Holcomb said. “To …

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DWD continues to combat fraudulent unemployment insurance activity

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 16, 2020)  – An elderly woman receives an overpayment notice on an unemployment insurance (UI) claim, though she’s never filed for benefits. A company in southern Indiana discovers that claims have been filed using the names of several senior-level managers. And more broadly, across the state, more Hoosier employees …

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Teacher Compensation Commission Releases Recommendations

INDIANAPOLIS – The Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission released its report detailing recommendations for making teacher pay competitive with surrounding states. During his 2019 State of the State Address, Governor Eric. J. Holcomb tasked the 13-member commission with providing proposals prior to the 2021 legislative session. “I am grateful to …

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Federal Unemployment Insurance Programs Set to Expire on Dec. 26

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 14, 2020)  – All unemployment insurance compensation programs created by the federal CARES Act are currently scheduled to expire on Dec. 26 without further Congressional action.   In Indiana, the two programs that will be affected are Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC). PUA …

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