Hoosiers by the Numbers

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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 2016)

Geography
Hourly Annual
Gary Division $20.54 $42,731
Michigan City - La Porte MSA $18.78 $39,053
Indiana $20.63 $42,907
U.S. $23.86 $49,630

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

Median Wage (May 2016)

Geography
Hourly Annual
Gary Division $16.12 $33,524
Michigan City - La Porte MSA $15.15 $31,518
Indiana $16.23 $33,751
U.S. $17.81 $37,040

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

Unemployment Rate (October 2017)

Geography
Region 1 4.6
Indiana 3.4
U.S. 3.9

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

Nonfarm Employment (October 2017)

Geography
Gary Division 279,100
Michigan City - La Porte MSA 40,600
Indiana 3,163,400
U.S. 147,975,000

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

Personal Income,  2016 (in millions)

Geography
Region 1 $34,976.0
Indiana $285,863.0
U.S. $15,912,777.0

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 (2014 - 2024 Long-Term Projections)

  1. Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
  2. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  3. Healthcare Support Occupations
  4. Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
  5. Food and Beverage Serving Workers
  6. Sales and Related Occupations
  7. Office and Administrative Support Occupations
  8. Construction and Extraction Occupations
  9. Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations
  10. Transportation and Material Moving Occupations

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

Major Employers (based on number of employees)

  1. Franciscan St Margaret Health
  2. Community Hospital
  3. Horseshoe Casino
  4. Harrah's East Chicago Casino
  5. Methodist Hospital Northlake
  6. Ameristar Casino Hotel
  7. Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa
  8. Ameristar Casinos Inc
  9. Majestic Star Casino & Hotel
  10. Franciscan St Anthony Health

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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