(Lauren Chapman/IPB News)

Indiana’s unemployment rate declined in August, down to its lowest level in a year and a half – the Hoosier rate now stands at 3.3 percent.

Results for the state’s new ILEARN test are now public, and reveal just how much lower achievement rates on the test look compared to previous iterations of the state’s standardized exam. According to state data, less than half of all students reached proficiency in English Language Arts (ELA) and math, with proficiency rates of 47.9 and 47.8 percent respectively. 

An interim public health committee met for the first time to discuss the high cost of healthcare in the state.

The state will receive $21 million over the next three years to prevent drug overdose deaths.

Advanced Energy Job Sector Growing in Indiana

Sep 4, 2019

The national business group Advanced Energy Economy is reporting a 4 percent growth in Indiana jobs last year. That means more Hoosiers than ever are working in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Most of the jobs are located in Marion County and the fastest growing sector was in advanced vehicles. It saw 18 percent more jobs last year than the year before.