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Economic Growth Region 9 Analysis

EGR 9 consists of Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.

Recent Publications


Job Demand

Fourth Quarter 2017

Unemployment Claimant Profile

Fourth Quarter 2017

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Quick Stats

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329,540 Population (EGR 9)
3.5 Unemployment Rate (EGR 9)
$13.8 billion Personal Income (EGR 9)
$20.09 Average Wage (Columbus MSA)
$16.49 Median Wage (Columbus MSA)
53,000 Nonfarm Employment (Columbus MSA)
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Contact your regional analyst

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Jillian Gregory

Email: jgregory@dwd.in.gov
Phone: (812) 537-2485
Fax: (812) 537-4046

500 Industrial, Room 1305
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

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Top 10 Occupation Clusters by Growth
(2014-2024 long-term projections)

  1. Management occupations
  2. Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
  3. Food preparation and serving related occupations
  4. Food and beverage serving workers
  5. Sales and related occupations
  6. Production occupations
  7. Assemblers and fabricators
  8. Team assemblers
  9. Transportation and material moving occupations
  10. Material moving workers

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

IconDive into the regional long-term occupations projections in-depth with the Employment Outlook Projections Tool.


Top 10 Industry Sectors
(Based on projections base year employment)

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Health care and social assistance
  3. Retail trade
  4. Accommodation and food services
  5. Educational services
  6. Administrative and waste services
  7. Transportation and warehousing
  8. Construction
  9. Arts, entertainment, and recreation
  10. Wholesale trade

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Major Employers (Based on number of employees)

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  1. Hollywood Casino
  2. Rising Star Casino Resort
  3. Aisin USA Mfg Inc
  4. Belterra Casino & Hotel
  5. Columbus Regional Hospital
  6. Valeo Sylvania LLC
  7. NTN Driveshaft Inc
  8. Batesville Services Inc
  9. Delta Faucet Co
  10. Hillenbrand Inc

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Major Educational Institutions

Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus Four-year Columbus
Ivy Tech - Columbus Two-year Columbus
Ivy Tech - Southeast Two-year Madison
Hanover College Independent Hanover
Harrison College - Columbus Independent Columbus

Source: Indiana Commission for Higher Education

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Helpful Regional Tools and Resources


EGR 9 IN Depth Regional Profile

At-a-glance details about the region's population, labor force, housing and more.


County Highlights

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Indiana Career Ready INDemand Jobs

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Regional Labor Mix

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Regional Commuting

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Labor Force Projections

These are the official labor force projections to 2040 released in November 2012 by the Indiana Business Research Center.

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