IDP Statement on September’s Jobs Report

INDIANAPOLIS – Drew Anderson, communications director for the Indiana Democratic Party, released the following statement responding to September’s jobs report.

“Governor Pence is late to the game on addressing many of today’s problems for Hoosiers -our crumbling infrastructure being just one example – but he’s the first to tout an economy using only snapshots that don’t tell the whole story about Indiana’s economic struggles. Today’s figures once again fit the national trend established by President Obama. But for Indiana, the hardworking middle class know jobs in the state provide wages far lower than what they were in early 2000. With shrinking wages and sluggish economic growth, Indiana continues to fall behind the rest of the nation – and it’s Mike Pence to blame for allowing the state to plummet to a rank of 46th in quality of life.