NWI Index: April 2017 Release

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2017-04
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School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest
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The Northwest Indiana Coincident Index rose to 144.3 in April, an increase of 0.1 points (approximately +0.1%). Retail sales grew 0.3% this month, up 1% year-to-date and 4.5% from last April. Meanwhile, Northwest Indiana added roughly 100 jobs, bringing total employment in the region to about 278,900. Average weekly hours worked in manufacturing also grew modestly by 0.1 to 41.9, having changed little over the previous year. Steel production in the state fell by 59,000 net tones (-3.0%), however.
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Coincident Index, Northwest Indiana Economy, Gary, Indiana, Lake County, Indiana, Porter County, Indiana
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School of Business and Economics, Indiana University Northwest (YYYY). Northwest Indiana Coincident Index: MMM YYYY Release
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Technical Report