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Business

  • Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe
    The retailer Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square.
  • Area joblessness up to 6%
    Metro Fort Wayne unemployment has increased for three consecutive months. Not to worry. It just means more people are seeking work than are being hired.
  • Trailer firmto expand Angola plant
    Rockwell American is investing more than $325,000 over the next four years to expand its Angola sales and distribution facility as it creates up to 16 jobs by 2017, Steuben County officials announced Tuesday.
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Barometers

Fort Wayne indicators
Employment April 2013 April

2012

Change

Construction 8.5 9.4 -9.6
Manufacturing 33.8 33.4 1.2
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

43.4 44.2 -1.8
Information 3.4 3.2 6.3
Finance 11.4 12.4 -8.1
Prof. Business

Services

21.0 23.9 -12.1
Educational

Health Services

38.0 37.5 1.3
Government 22.1 22.8 -3.1
Figures are in thousands
Indiana indicators
Employment April

2013

April

2012

Change

Construction 118.2 124.2 -4.8
Manufacturing 488.0 482.2 1.2
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

568.9 546.9 4.0
Information 34.6 34.4 0.6
Finance 129.9 129.1 0.6
Prof. Business

Services

305.7 296.7 30
Educational

Health Services

447.7 433.2 3.3
Government 437.0 435.9 0.3
Figures are in thousands
Unemployment

Area

April

2013

March

2013

April

2012

Bloomington 7.3% 8.4% 7.0%
Elkhart 8.2 9.4 9.2
Evansville 6. 7.8 6.8
Fort Wayne 7.6 8.8 7.8
Indianapolis 7.4 8.3 7.5
Lafayette 6.8 8.2 6.6
Indiana* 8.5 8.7 8.3
U.S.* 7.5 7.6 8.1
*– Seasonally adjusted
Source: Bureau of Business Research, Ball State University

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