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Business

  • PHD to add 22 jobs in Huntington
    PHD Inc., a manufacturer and supplier of industrial automation components, will invest more than $4 million and add up to 22 jobs at its Huntington plant, the Fort Wayne-based company announced Wednesday.
  • Integrity earns BBB honors
    FORT WAYNE – Four local businesses and one nonprofit were recognized for high integrity today by the Better Business Bureau Serving Northern Indiana.
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
    Toyota kept its position at the top in global vehicle sales for the first quarter of this year, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen. Toyota Motor Corp.
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Barometers

Fort Wayne indicators
EmploymentOct. 2012Oct.

2011

Change

Construction10.310.4-1.0%
Manufacturing33.432.33.4%
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

45.143.73.2%
Information3.13.2-3.1%
Finance12.312.02.5%
Prof. Business

Services

24.522.210.4%
Educational

Health Services

38.138.4-0.8%
Government22.822.60.9%
Figures are in thousands
Indiana indicators
EmploymentOct.

2012

Oct.

2011

Change

Construction138.3129.37.0%
Manufacturing490.2457.47.20%
Trade, Transp.

and Utilities

560.5537.34.3%
Information34.434.30.3%
Finance127.4131.7-3.3%
Prof. Business

Services

301.7287.94.8%
Educational

Health Services

437.9432.31.3%
Government442.9434.32.0%
Figures are in thousands
Unemployment

Area

Oct.

2012

Sept.

2012

Oct.

2011

Bloomington6.3%6.8%7.6%
Elkhart8.3%8.4%11.2%
Evansville6.5%6.8%7.6%
Fort Wayne6.8%7.5%8.5%
Indianapolis7.1%7.1%8.4%
Lafayette6.4%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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