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Economic Indicators

Looking for the latest economic indicators for the Dayton region?  Economic development highlights for this page and future updates will be provided by Wright State University’s Center for Urban and Public Affairs (CUPA). CUPA is an applied social science research institute that provides support to, local government, state government, and non-profit organizations with data collection and analysis, strategic planning, and other applied research needs. Economic indicators will vary in monthly reports with greater analysis reporting on a quarterly basis. Look over our charts and tables below to find the information you need. If you need assistance finding other data from the region, please contact us here.

Cost of Living Index

Sales Tax Collections

CountyCurrent RateMarch 2017March 201612 Mos ChangeYTD 2017YTD 2017YTD Change
Butler0.75%$3,459,043.00$3,570,065.00-3.11%$11,195,755.00$10,938,137.002.36%
Clark1.50%$2,074,075.00$1,973,267.005.11%$6,593,491.00$6,330,148.004.16%
Darke1.50%$701,931.00$717,830.00-2.21%$2,215,926.00$2,190,399.001.17%
Greene1.00%$2,039,079.00$2,044,074.00-0.24%$7,025,687.00$6,822,242.002.98%
Miami1.25%$1,390,097.00$1,396,052.00-0.43%$4,577,283.00$4,390,651.004.25%
Montgomery1.00%$6,374,132.00$6,277,145.001.55%$20,546,963.00$20,546,963.001.44%
Preble1.50%$455,348.00$438,974.003.73%$1,486,350.00$1,363,114.009.04%
Warren1.00%$3,022,747.00$2,741,619.0010.25%$9,828,023.00$9,376,149.004.82%
Region Total$19,516,453.00$19,159,026.001.87%$64,469,478.00$61,666,295.002.92%

Consumer Price Index

January 2017 % Monthly Change0.4%
CPI over the last 12 months avg.1.8%

Consumer Price Index – Percent Change

Estimated Monthly Sales for Manufacturers, Retailers, and Merchant Wholesalers

(In millions of dollars)March 2017February 2017March 2016March 2017/March 2016 % Change
Total Business$1,360,993.00$1,360,992.00$1,278,369.006.5
Manufacturing$478,815.00$479,354.00$454,549.005.3
Retail$416,686.00$416,196.00$397,086.004.9
Merchant Wholesale$465,492.00$465,442.00$426,743.009.1

Residential Home Sales

 March 2017March 2016% ChangeYTD 2017YTD 2016% Change
Number of Homes Sold1301114813.33%302028236.98%
Total Home Sale$194,785,740.00$163,941,377.0018.81%$436,996,761.00$371,495,995.0017.63%
Average Sale Price ($)$149,720.00$143,808.004.11%$144,701.00$132,725.009.02%

Regional Employment Trends

Dayton MSAMarch 2017February 2016March 20162017 Avg.12-mo change
Total nonfarm employment385,900383,200381,800382,8674,100
Goods producing employment53,80053,50051,50053,4672,300
Service-providing employment332,100329,700330,300 329,4001,800

Unemployment Rates

 March 2017March 201612-month Avg.
Dayton MSA4.6%5.0%4.7%
Ohio5.1%5.0%5.0%
U.S.4.6%5.0%4.8%

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