Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement following news that Indiana’s unemployment rate decreased 0.2 percent to 4.9 percent in June, marking the first month since February of 2008 that the rate of unemployment in the Hoosier State has been below 5 percent. June marks the third month in a row that Indiana experienced significant declines in unemployment, with the state seeing a 3.5 percent decrease in the unemployment rate since January of 2013, the second largest decrease in the nation. In addition, Indiana’s unemployment rate has decreased 5.9 percent since July of 2009, the low point of employment, the second largest decrease in the nation.
“Indiana’s economy is on the move thanks to hard-working Hoosiers and businesses both large and small. With each passing day, it becomes more apparent that Indiana is strong and growing stronger, and now, for the first time in more than seven years, Indiana’s unemployment rate is below five percent. Our administration is committed to implementing the kinds of pro-growth policies that allow businesses to succeed and families to thrive, and Hoosiers can be assured that we will not relent in these efforts in the months to come.”