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Daniels: Indiana added more jobs than thought in 2011

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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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  • Questions
    I am surprised that more people are not upset. Our State Government suddenly finds $300 Million that went unaccounted for, and now 70% more jobs than originally accounted for, or forgotten. Who is in charge of our money and statewide negotiations with companies proposing to bring more jobs to Indiana? As for the accounting aspects of State Government, I wonder what the private sector could bring to the table when it comes to auditing and balancing the general fund? As for jobs, I would like to see the banks lending money to small business ventures that will create jobs. I am really disappointed with the current state of affairs at the top of Indiana Government, and I find bankers to be less honest than politicians.
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    freelance writer
  • Jobs where
    Well at may I ask
  • Mitch Daniels=Used Car Salesman
    missing $300,000,000 in tax revenues ? which is it 27,000 or 43,000?

    just like all those lies and unwillingness to share employment data to Channel 13 when Mitch Roob was running that scam of a state economic agency.
  • Fuzzy Math
    Suddenly 70% more jobs are accounted for? Did those folks pay Indiana Taxes?

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