NE Indiana wages not keeping pace with inflation


FORT WAYNE – A new study says wages and benefits paid to Northeast Indiana residents aren’t keeping up with inflation.

Northeast Indiana Works – a workforce development organization – says over the last ten years inflation rose by 18.06 percent. But earnings among all Northeast Indiana industries rose by 16.46 percent.

Earnings by workers nationally rose by almost 22 percent, while the rest of Indiana rose by 19 percent.

Northeast Indiana Works President Edmond O’Neal said the spending power of the region’s workers is going in the wrong direction, and that impedes our ability to keep workers here or lure workers from other areas of the country.

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