IDP Statement on Indiana’s Jobs Report for July

INDIANAPOLIS – John Zody, Chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement regarding Indiana’s jobs report for July 2016.

“Under Mike Pence, Eric Holcomb, and Statehouse Republicans, Indiana’s economy has consistently lagged, wages continue to fall significantly, and Indiana remains behind the national pace of the economic recovery following the Great Recession. The Pence-Holcomb team has promoted figures that are inaccurate and are simple snapshot comparisons to that of a decade ago – back to when inflation was lower and the state had a smaller workforce. The fact is, per capita income for Hoosiers has fallen under the Pence-Holcomb Administration’s watch and the state’s economy fails to grow at its forecast levels. We need a better investment in jobs and the wages it provides Hoosiers so they can stop working more for less, and Pence-Holcomb have proven they cannot accomplish this for Indiana.”

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