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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 Oct. 2012 Oct.

2011

Change

Construction 10.3 10.4 -1.0%
Manufacturing 33.4 32.3 3.4%
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

45.1 43.7 3.2%
Information 3.1 3.2 -3.1%
Finance 12.3 12.0 2.5%
Prof. Business

Services

24.5 22.2 10.4%
Educational

Health Services

38.1 38.4 -0.8%
Government 22.8 22.6 0.9%
Figures are in thousands
Indiana indicators
Employment Oct.

2012

Oct.

2011

Change

Construction 138.3 129.3 7.0%
Manufacturing 490.2 457.4 7.20%
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

560.5 537.3 4.3%
Information 34.4 34.3 0.3%
Finance 127.4 131.7 -3.3%
Prof. Business

Services

301.7 287.9 4.8%
Educational

Health Services

437.9 432.3 1.3%
Government 442.9 434.3 2.0%
Figures are in thousands
Unemployment

Area

Oct.

2012

Sept.

2012

Oct.

2011

Bloomington 6.3% 6.8% 7.6%
Elkhart 8.3% 8.4% 11.2%
Evansville 6.5% 6.8% 7.6%
Fort Wayne 6.8% 7.5% 8.5%
Indianapolis 7.1% 7.1% 8.4%
Lafayette 6.4% 6.5% 7.5%
Indiana* 8.0% 8.2% 9.1%
U.S.* 7.9% 7.8% 8.9%
*– Seasonally adjusted
Source: Bureau of Business Research, Ball State University

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