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Metro Mix — Columbus, Ohio

Snapshots of economic conditions and prospects for MSAs in the Fourth District

Columbus Metro Mix (October 2016) | PDF

The Columbus area’s year-over-year employment gains as of March 2016 were stronger in percentage terms than the gains experienced statewide or nationally, with positive contributions coming from most major industry segments. Additionally, as of July, the area’s unemployment rate reached 3.8 percent, the lowest reading recorded during this recovery. The issuance of residential building permits remains fairly robust, and home price gains have averaged about 5 percent at an annual rate since the beginning of 2013. Finally, per capita consumer debt levels and credit card delinquency rates remain low and stable in the metro area. Read more...