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Quick Stats: EGR 8

Economic Growth Region 8 includes Brown, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange and Owen counties.

Average Wage (May 2013)

Geography
Hourly Annual
Bloomington MSA $18.69 $38,870
Indiana $19.61 $40,780
U.S. $22.33 $46,440

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

Median Wage (May 2013)

Geography
Hourly Annual
Bloomington MSA $14.64 $30,460
Indiana $15.38 $31,990
U.S. $16.87 $35,080

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

Unemployment Rate (October 2014)

Region 8 5.4
Indiana 5.3
U.S. 5.5

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

Nonfarm Employment (October 2014)

Bloomington MSA 85,000
Indiana 3,046,600
U.S. 140,817,000

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

Personal Income,  2012 (in millions)

Region 8 $10,689.0
Indiana $249,326.0
U.S. $13,873,161.0

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Population as of July 1, 2013

Region 8 319,077
Indiana 6,570,902
U.S. 316,128,839

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Top 10 Occupations by Growth (2010 - 2020 Long-Term Projections)

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  3. Postsecondary Teachers
  4. Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School Teachers
  5. Retail Salespersons
  6. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants
  7. Office Clerks, General
  8. Teacher Assistants
  9. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations
  10. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

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

Major Employers (based on number of employees)

  1. Indiana University Bloomington
  2. US Naval Weapons Support Ctr
  3. US Naval Surface Warfare Ctr
  4. French Lick Springs Hotel
  5. Cook Group Inc
  6. Daviess Community Hospital
  7. GE Co
  8. AFSCME
  9. Perdue Foods
  10. Crestwood Manufacturing

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Major Educational Institutions

Name
Type
City
Indiana University Bloomington Four-year Bloomington
Ivy Tech - Bloomington Two-year Bloomington

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 2013