Pence Statement on November Employment Report as Indiana Economy Continues to Grow

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first_imgUnemployment Cut in Half Since Governor Pence Took Office BackgroundThe Indiana unemployment rate stands at 4.2 percent. Since January 2013, Indiana’s private sector has grown by more than 168,000 jobs. Indiana’s total private employment has grown by 36,500 jobs so far this year. Total private employment is now at 2,660,900. The highest levels of growth occurred in the following sectors: Professional and Business Services, Financial Activities and Manufacturing. November is the 17th consecutive month that Indiana has recorded private-sector employment above the March 2000 peak. Indianapolis – Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement as Indiana’s unemployment rate fell once again in November and now stands at 4.2 percent. The November decrease marks a 4.2 percent decrease in unemployment since January 2013 – exactly half that of the state’s unemployment rate when Governor Pence assumed office. “November’s employment numbers reflect the successful policies and fiscal management that have been hallmarks of this administration over the last four years, including balanced budgets, low taxes and healthy reserves,” said Vice President-elect Governor Mike Pence. “While cutting taxes and red tape, we have also committed to investing in workforce development and advancing the vibrancy of our communities. This focus on economic development and hardworking Hoosiers has produced record employment and investment in Indiana over the last few years which, I have no doubt, will be carried forward in the future under the leadership of Governor-elect Eric Holcomb.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Clamshell Grills.

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first_img UGA food scientists say grills with double-sided heating elements effectively kill harmful pathogens. Photo: Faith Peppers Add “cooking safer foods” to the lists of reasons to buy a clam-style indoor electric grill.Television infomercials and former heavyweight champions guarantee these grills cook food quickly and reduce fat. But University of Georgia food scientists say their research shows they also kill harmful pathogens.Food scientist Mark Harrison studied grills with double-sided heating elements as part of a study on fast-food cooking techniques.”We actually looked at clamshell grills, ones with heating elements on top and bottom, to see if they kill pathogens faster than grills that heat just from beneath,” he said. Harrison is a researcher with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Scientists Were ConcernedFood scientists were interested in comparing quick and slow cooking processes to see how they compare at killing harmful pathogens.”Our studies found these grills heat the meat considerably faster and are still effective at killing pathogens like E. coli and listeria,” Harrison said.Many fast food restaurants use these clamshell grills for cooking hamburgers. “They heat the hamburger patties considerably faster and still eliminate harmful organisms,” he said. “And now, similar types are available for home use.”last_img read more