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Daniels: Indiana added more jobs than thought in 2011

March 12, 2012

Gov. Mitch Daniels is saying Indiana's jobs picture was much better last year than previously thought.

Daniels said Monday that the state is set to release new data showing that 43,000 jobs were added in the private sector last year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics originally stated Indiana added 27,000 jobs.

Daniels said the new numbers for 2011 will show Indiana "outperformed the country significantly" in job creation. Still, the state's unemployment rate has hovered around 9 percent for the last few months while the national rate has crept down to 8.3 percent.

Daniels made his comments during a press conference about the 2012 legislative session. He also says the statewide smoking ban passed last week was the best that could get done given the opposition to it.

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