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Indiana unemployment up for the month

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I'm reminded of my youth spent growing up in government-subsidized housing: Although it appears we're doing better than some of our neighbors, we aren't exactly doing well.

From the Web site at WISH-TV:

Despite adding 13,000 jobs in July, Indiana’s unemployment rate crept upward to 10.2 percent.

While unemployment is higher in Indiana while compared to the nation’s 9.5% unemployment rate, the Hoosier state’s rate was lower than neighboring Illinois (10.3%), Ohio (10.3%) and Michigan (13.2 %).

The good news, if there is any, is that certain key sectors saw job increases over last month. Among them: manufacturing and construction.

If people are making and building things again, I can't help but feel like that's a good sign, particularly as it concerns construction. It means homeowners and businesses are investing in their futures again.

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