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For the week of November 23, 2015   

Indiana Business Bulletin

COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, Ph.D.
Campus Shenanigans

College should focus on our ideas, passions, and character.

Right now there are about 17.5 million college students attending some 4,100 schools across the U.S. They come from almost every country, speak most every language and come from every current culture, race, religion and ethnic group. Most of them understand that they are part of a very lucky global elite. They are the real 1 percent.

Read the full text: Campus Shenanigans

Last week's commentary: Plans for the Regional Cities Initiative Are Revealing

ONE WEEK TO REGISTER - Indiana Economic Outlook

James Bullard, president and CEO of the St. Louis Federal Reserve, will be our keynote speaker at the 20th annual Indiana Economic Outlook.

Join us December 7th at the Horizon Convention Center. Registration is required by November 30th.

Details and registration.

DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
U.S. Employment

The October 2015 state employment data was recently released. Total nonfarm employment in Indiana totaled just over 3 million workers in October, a year-over-year increase of 60,000 (2.0%). Strongest growth occurred in education and health services (+17,700 jobs), manufacturing (+12,000 jobs) and leisure and hospitality services (+9,100 jobs).

For details, 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

- Mon., Nov. 23 -

Indiana MSA Unemployment Rate, Monthly

Indiana Counties Unemployment Rate, Monthly

- Wed., Nov. 25 -

U.S. Personal Income, Quarterly

U.S. Durable Good Orders, Monthly

BallStateCBER page





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