Following is some highlights from the summary provided by the Indy Chamber about the Indianapolis Regional area....
The Indianapolis-MSA unemployment rate saw an increase of 0.8 percent in
January, starting the year at 8.7 percent. Marion County starts 2013 with a
rate of 9.5 percent. That is up 0.8 percent from December. The U.S. seasonally
adjusted rate increased to 7.9 percent from December 2012 to January 2013.
According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, while Indiana
experienced significant job gains in January, the 1,000 household survey used
by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicated the unemployment rate
rose 0.3 percent to 8.6 percent, due to the labor force increasing by nearly
14,000 individuals, more than 10,000 of which returned to look for work over
the month. January’s increase signifies the largest one-month expansion of our
labor force since November 1993.
1. On March 26,C eladon Trucking Services, Inc., a subsidiary
of Celadon Group, Inc., announced plans to locate a driving
school in Indianapolis, creating 500 jobs by 2022.
2. On March 12, Tinderbox, Inc., a sales and marketing software
solutions provider, announced plans to expand its operations
here, creating up to 95 new jobs by 2016. Tinderbox plans to
invest $540,000 to grow its cloud-based platform business in
Indianapolis. The homegrown-Hoosier company is actively hiring sales,
client success and support, software development and product
Residential Real Estate
Indianapolis Regional Real Estate Statistics
Indianapolis regional housing data for February 2013, showing an
increase of 28.5% percent in year-over-year closed sales. The region also experienced
an increase in the year-over-year average sales price of 4.8% percent.
Airport Passenger & Cargo Traffic
The number of air passengers at Indianapolis International Airport
decreased slightly in January 2013 as compared to January 2012 by 2.1
percent, while total air cargo increased by 21.1 percent.
IndyGo Fixed Route Ridership
IndyGo saw a decrease in passengers of 4.6 percent over the past
year from February 2012 to February 2013. In the current month,
Indianapolis has seen a decrease of 9.4 percent in passengers.
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