People are hard at work in Indiana. The state’s unemployment numbers were released Tuesday, and according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4.5 percent of Hoosiers are unemployed. The Bureau says that’s one of the lowest unemployment numbers in recent years, as more than 3,000 people found jobs last month. Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb praised the news, saying Indiana’s economy is “booming,” while Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg called it “sluggish.”
Dropping unemployment numbers could mean wage increases for some. Ball State University economist Mike Hicks says there’s usually a correlation. For August, Indiana had 4.5 percent unemployment. That’s down from 4.6 percent in July.