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The Journal Gazette

Friday, January 12, 2018 12:52 pm

Northeast Indiana workers falling behind peers

Sherry Slater | The Journal Gazette

Workers in northeast Indiana are falling farther behind their peers in other states. They even lag earnings gains made in other Indiana regions, according to data released today by Northeast Indiana Works.

Wages and benefits in the region failed to keep pace with the 18.06 percent rate of inflation during the last 10 years, according to the region's nonprofit workforce development organization.

During the same period, from 2007 to 2017, earnings in northeast Indiana increased by 16.46 percent.

Average earnings in northeast Indiana were $48,064 a year at the end of that decade, according to Emsi, an Idaho firm that specializes in labor market information using federal data.

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