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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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