DAYTON REGIONAL WORKFORCE PORTAL

Economic Indicators

Looking for the latest economic indicators for the Dayton region? Economic development highlights for this page and future editions will be provided by Wright State University’s Applied Policy Research Institute (APRI). APRI 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

The Cost of Living Index, published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research, measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services in participating areas. The average for all participating places, both metropolitan and nonmetropolitan, equals 100, and each participant’s index is read as a percentage of the average for all places.

Sales Tax Collections

CountyCurrent RateSeptember 2017September 201612 Mos ChangeYTD 2017YTD 2016YTD Change
Butler0.75%$3,596,332.00$3,763,311.00-4.44%$33,219,150.00$33,053,689.00.5%
Clark1.50%$1,919,419.00$2,104,236.00-8.78%$19,447,157.00$19,056,614.001.57%
Darke1.50%$687,285.00$728,695.00-5.68%$6,778,441.00$6,673,951.001.57%
Greene1.00%$2,211,196.00$2,270,327.00-2.6%$20,595,003.00$20,247,180.001.72%
Miami1.25%$1,422,359.00$1,502,933.00-5.36%$13,818,748.00$13,575,786.001.79%
Montgomery1.00%$6,142,776.00$6,492,556.00-5.39%$61,771,128.00$63,101,357.00-2.11%
Preble1.50%$451,438.00$473,456.00-4.65%$4,425,590.00$4,407,476.00.41%
Warren1.00%$3,568,374.00$3,402,728.004.87%$30,518,624.00$29,518,977.003.39%
Region Total$19,999,180.00$20,738,240.00-3.56%$190,573,840.00$189,635,031.00.5%

Consumer Price Index

September 2017 % Monthly Change0.3%
CPI over the last 12 months avg.1.5%

Consumer Price Index – Percent Change

Estimated Monthly Sales for Manufacturers, Retailers, and Merchant Wholesalers

(In millions of dollars)September 2017August 2017September 2016September 2017/August 2016 % Change
Total Business$1,389,661.00$1,370,821.00$1,306,238.006.4
Manufacturing$480,390.00$476,452.00$456,079.005.3
Retail$428,747.00$419,882.00$407,368.005.3
Merchant Wholesale$480,524.00$474,487.00$442,791.008.5

Residential Home Sales

 September 2017September 2016% ChangeYTD 2017YTD 2016% Change
Number of Homes Sold14281478-3.38%12374122371.12%
Total Home Sale$228,050,163.00$216,492,454.005.34%$1,933,148,167.00$1,796,484,099.007.61%
Average Sale Price ($)$159,699.00$146,477.009.03%$156,227.00$146,808.006.42%

Regional Employment Trends

Not seasonally adjusted

Dayton MSASeptember 2017August 2017September 20162017 Avg.12-mo change
Total nonfarm employment387,300389,200388,100386,044-800
Goods producing employment53,20055,50053,30054,4001,900
Service-providing employment332,100333,700334,800 331,644-2,700

Unemployment Rates

Not seasonally adjusted

 September 2017September 201612-month Avg.
Dayton MSA4.4%4.8%4.7%
Ohio5.3%5.0%5.1%
U.S.4.1%4.8%4.6%

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