INDIANAPOLIS (WOWO): Governor Mike Pence has issued the following statement about the January 2014 Indiana Employment Report:
“Every Hoosier should be encouraged by today’s unemployment numbers, which show the largest one-month drop in unemployment in 20 years. Indiana’s rate is now lower than the national average, and our labor force and population continue to grow.
“Amidst this good news, we know that unemployment numbers are not a complete measure of the health of the economy. Too many Hoosiers are still struggling, which is why we need to continue pushing to improve Indiana’s economic climate, to attract more jobs, and to make sure Hoosier workers have the skills they need for the jobs of the future. With this legislative session’s accomplishments in cutting the corporate income tax rate, giving counties new tools for reforming the business personal property tax, and offering new opportunities for career education and retraining, we continue to work hard to ensure the future economic prosperity of our state.”