Northwest Indiana Coincident Index

 

The Northwest Indiana Coincident Index was developed by the School of Business and Economics at Indiana University Northwest. The monthly release provides a snapshot of the health of the economy in the region and a forecast of growth over the next six months. For additional information about the Index please visit the School of Business and Economic's NWI Coincident Index page.

Recent Submissions

  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-12)
    In December the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index grew by 0.3 points to reach 143.8. While third quarter employment gains were reversed as the region lost 2,400 jobs, this was offset by strong growth in retail sales (up ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-11)
    In November the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose slightly, up 0.1 points from October. The strong employment growth seen over the previous three months stalled as average manufacturing hours worked and steel production ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-10)
    In October the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose 0.3 points to 143.4. This growth was driven primarily by a strengthening labor market and an increase in retail sales as the holiday season approaches. Steel production ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-09)
    In September the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index remained unchanged for the second month in a row at 143.1. While regional employment continues to reverse its decline, up a total of 8,100 jobs (+3%) since July this was ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-08)
    In August the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index remained unchanged from the previous month at 143.1. While regional employment reversed its decline, rising by a total of 5,200 jobs (+1.9%), steel production remained weak ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-07)
    In July the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index grew for the seventh straight month in a row, rising by 0.2 points from 142.9 to 143.1. While regional employment continued to decline, falling by a total of 6,100 jobs (-2.2%) ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-06)
    In June the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index continued its trend of positive growth since the beginning of the year positive growth that began with the start of the year and rose by 0.3 points from 142.6 to 142.9. ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-05)
    In May the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index continued to rise for the fifth month in a row, growing by 0.4 points to 142.6. Employment in Northwest Indiana has reached 278,900 returning to the same level as December 2015 ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-04)
    In April the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index continued the positive growth that began with the start of the year and rose by 0.3 points from 141.9 to 142.2. Since March the region added 4,200 new jobs, retail sales were ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-03)
    During the first quarter of 2016 the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose 1.1 points to 141.9, up 0.3 points from February. A rise in the index is typical in the first quarter of each year as part of a seasonal trend ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-02)
    In February the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index continued its positive trend and rose by 0.2 points from 141.4 to 141.6. The region added back 1,100 jobs of the 9,200 that were lost in January. However, at the same time, ...
  • Pollak, Micah; Arshanapalli, Bala (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2016-01)
    The year began with a sharp decline in employment that was offset by a large increase in steel production. In January the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose 0.6 points from 140.8 to 141.4. Regional employment fell ...
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-12)
    In December the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index fell 0.2 points from 141.0 to 140.8. This decline was driven by continued weakness in the steel industry as monthly steel production remained more than 1.1 million net ...
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-11)
    In November the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index fell 1.3 points from 141.3 to 140.0. This decline was driven primarily by a 7% decrease in steel production for November. Monthly steel production has dropped by more ...
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-10)
    In October the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index remained at 141.3. The index remains unchanged despite a 5% increase in steel production and the addition of 2,300 jobs, which returns employment to the level from the start ...
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-08)
    In August the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose 0.3 points to 141.4, marking the fifth month in a row with positive growth. This growth was driven primarily by a turnaround in employment, which expanded by 1,600 after ...
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-07)
    In July the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose by 0.3 points to 141.1. This growth was driven primarily by an expansion of monthly steel production which increased by over 2% since June and by almost 9% since April.
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (2015-06)
    The Northwest Indiana Coincident Index grew strongly during the second quarter of 2015, ending at a value of 140.8, up 0.3 points from last month and up 0.9 points from last quarter (+0.72%). Despite these gains, the index ...
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-07)
    In May the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose by 0.6 points to 140.5. This growth was driven by a significant increase in employment in the region.
  • Arshanapalli, Bala; Pollak, Micah (School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest, 2015-06)
    In April the Northwest Indiana Coincident Index remained stable at its March value of 139.9. The forecast for the regional economy over the next six months continues to be for 1-2% growth.

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