Rachel Blakeman Discusses Area Wages

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“Considering we were at a 7 percent unemployment rate in August 2013 and down to 3.4 percent last month in the Fort Wayne MSA, the tightening labor market could be helping to drive wage growth in this area,” said Rachel Blakeman, director of the Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Institute. Not only are wages going up, they are beating inflation, with workers’ buying power increasing, she said. Read The Journal Gazette Article

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