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For the week of June 29, 2015   

Indiana Business Bulletin

COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Some Truth about Hoosier School Budgets

Today's funding is tied to students, not schools.

There is almost no subject in public finance that is as easy to demagogue, distort and mislead as funding for schools. It is helpful to review what is happening in Indiana and how we got here.

Read the full text: Some Truth about Hoosier School Budgets

Last week's commentary: Watch Economic Development Spending

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DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
Indiana Manufacturing Performance

CBER recently released the 2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report for Indiana and the U.S. Indiana showed improved performance in three categories: human capital, the expected fiscal liability gap, and productivity & innovation. Worker benefit costs was the only category to experience a grade decline, which was due to increases in health care expenditures.

For details on Indiana's performance, see

ECONOMIC INDICATORSView all economic indicators (CBER Data Center).

National Data

View the complete list of economic indicators and their release dates.


Indiana Data

County Data

MSA (Metro Area) Data



This Week's Data Releases

THURSDAY: U.S. Unemployment Rate, Monthly

THURSDAY: U.S. Employment, Hours, and Earnings by Sector, Monthly

FRIDAY: U.S. Motor Vehicle Retail Sales, Monthly

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