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Quick Stats: EGR 1

Economic Growth Region 1 includes Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski and Starke counties.

Average Wage (May 2015)

Geography
Hourly Annual
Gary Division $20.51 $42,650
Michigan City - La Porte MSA $18.22 $37,900
Indiana $20.23 $42,070
U.S. $23.23 $48,320

Source: OES from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Median Wage (May 2015)

Geography
Hourly Annual
Gary Division $15.96 $33,200
Michigan City - La Porte MSA $14.71 $30,600
Indiana $15.82 $32,910
U.S. $17.40 $36,200

Source: OES from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Unemployment Rate (January 2017)

Geography
Region 1 6.3
Indiana 4.7
U.S. 5.1

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Nonfarm Employment (January 2017)

Geography
Gary Division 277,500
Michigan City - La Porte MSA 40,200
Indiana 3,052,100
U.S. 143,261,000

Note: Data are not seasonally adjusted
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Personal Income,  2014 (in millions)

Geography
Region 1 $33,319.0
Indiana $261,092.0
U.S. $14,683,147.0

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Population as of July 1, 2016

Geography
Region 1 846,678
Indiana 6,633,053
U.S. 323,127,513

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Top 10 Occupations by Growth (2012 - 2022 Long-Term Projections)

  1. Physician Assistants
  2. Occ. and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides
  3. Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  4. Biomedical Engineers
  5. Physical Therapists
  6. Dental Hygienists
  7. Occupational Therapists
  8. Actuaries
  9. Personal Financial Advisors
  10. Optometrists

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Major Employers (based on number of employees)

  1. Usx Corp Labor Relations
  2. Arcelor Mittal
  3. Franciscan St Margaret Health
  4. Community Hospital
  5. Horseshoe Hammond
  6. Methodist Hospital Northlake
  7. Ameristar Casino Hotel
  8. Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa
  9. Franciscan St Anthony Health
  10. La Porte Hosp & Health Svc Rhb

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Major Educational Institutions

Name
Type
City
Indiana University Northwest Four-year Gary
Purdue University - Calumet Four-year Hammond
Purdue University - North Central Four-year Westville
Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest Two-year Gary
Calumet College of Saint Joseph Independent Whiting
College of Court Reporting, Inc Independent Hobart
Kaplan College - Hammond Independent Hammond
Kaplan College - Merrillville Independent Merrillville
Valparaiso University Independent Valparaiso

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 2013