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ICYMI: Indiana Unemployment Rate Plummets in July

Gov. Holcomb is Leading Indiana’s Comeback

INDIANAPOLISIn case missed yesterday’s big news: Indiana’s unemployment plummeted in July, falling 3.3% and now standing at a pandemic-period low of 7.8%. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released the July numbers today. The state’s unemployment figure is now 2.3% below the national average.

Even though this is race weekend, Governor Holcomb isn’t taking a victory lap and we’re keeping the pedal to the metal. However this unemployment report is good news as we’re all working together to get Indiana Back on Track.

Kyle Hupfer, manager of the governor’s reelection campaign, had this to say: “We’re certainly not out of the woods, but July’s unemployment drop is great news and shows that Governor Holcomb’s measured, data-driven leadership through this pandemic is working for Hoosiers. We’ve seen how quickly COVID-19 can change things, so we’re greeting this news with cautious optimism. However, this is certainly a positive development and I know Hoosiers are glad to be getting back to work.”

In April, when the state’s economy was essentially shutdown as the coronavirus pandemic took hold, Indiana’s unemployment rate jumped to 16.9%.

“Safely reopening the economy is the governor’s top priority and today’s news is further proof that Governor Holcomb’s leadership during this unprecedented crisis continues to benefit Hoosiers,” Hupfer added.