For the first time, more people in Indiana work in government than in all the factories in the State.
“The fact that you have more workers in government than manufacturing is alarming and really emphasizes the need to develop more jobs in the private sector so the economy can sustain itself for the long haul,” said John Ketzenberger, president of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Indianapolis.
Government is the No. 2 employer in the State, trailing retailers.
Manufacturing, which accounts for about 16 percent of the work force, is No. 3 and considered crucial to underpinning the tax base.