Report Shows Decline In Good-Paying Manufacturing Jobs

A report by the Indiana Institute for Working Families shows a decline in good-paying manufacturing jobs in Indiana and growth of lower-wage service jobs has led to a nearly 30 percent increase in people living in poverty in the state since the year before the Great Recession. The report also shows a widening of the income gap between whites and some minorities. Institute researchers say the report shows the recovery is uneven in who it affects. U.S. Census figures show median incomes in Indiana have fallen 12 percent since 2007. Low-income workers were hit hardest.