According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percent to 7.9 percent, which is below the national rate of 8.1 percent. Officials said the state’s rate has not been below 8 percent since November 2008.
“The Hoosier state has not seen economic growth on this level in a generation,” said Scott Sanders, commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development.
The employment increases in April make it the fourth largest one-month increase in 22 years in Indiana. Additionally, Sanders said Indiana added 36,500 jobs in 2012, the most it has had in a four-month period since 1998.