Indiana Loses Jobs, Labor Force Shrinks In 2019

Jan 25, 2020
Brandon Smith/IPB News

Indiana finished 2019 with an unemployment rate at 3.2 percent – the fourth month in a row it’s been at that level.

That 3.2 percent unemployment rate has been the same since September. And the rate has only gotten worse in one month over the last year and a half.

But the state lost more than 3,200 jobs total in 2019. Hardest hit was the manufacturing sector, which shed 9,000 jobs. The sector with the largest share of job growth was the construction industry, while the government added more jobs in Indiana last year than any other sector.

Peter Ringenberg

In a news release sent out New Year's morning the Buttigieg campaign says it has raised more than $24.7 million during the 4th quarter of 2019, bringing the total raised to more than $76 million since the beginning of 2019.


Buttigieg's campaign also say that it ends 2019 with more than 2 million donations by more than 733,000 individuals.


2019 Session: Quiet With Few Major Controversies

Apr 25, 2019
Lauren Chapman

A lot of Indiana lawmakers described the 2019 session the same way – it was a quiet one, with no big blowups or major controversies that typically characterize the General Assembly’s annual term. 


Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 at 7 PM

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver her first State of the State address. You can livestream the speech here or listen live on 88.1 WVPE.


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Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 at 9 PM

Michigan Public Radio's Cheyna Roth and WDET's Jake Neher co-host a preview of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's first State of the State speech to be delivered Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 PM (88.1 WVPE will carry that address live).