INDIANAPOLIS - A new report by the U.S. Commerce Department shows that consumer spending in Indiana has rebounded from the end of the Great Recession faster than the national average.
The report released Thursday estimates state-by-state consumer spending on a variety of goods and services to provide a snapshot of consumer confidence.
The data show that per-capita personal spending in Indiana increased 12.2 percent between 2009 and 2012. Spending rose from $28,870 per person in 2009, when the recession ended, to $32,418 in 2012. That's the most recent year included in the data.
Per capita spending increased 10.7 percent nationally in that period.
The report for 1997 through 2012 represents the first time the government has issued state-level consumer spending data. That information reveals the nation's uneven recovery from the Great Recession.
Fire displaces 2 Indianapolis families
Two Indianapolis families are out of their homes after an apartment fire on the east side.
Man hospitalized after shooting on east side
A man is in the hospital after he was shot on the city's east side.
Slain woman's family: Teen not man's 1st victim
One year ago, Ben Davis High School student Dominique Allen was found dead. Now as her alleged killer is just two weeks from going to…
How to donate to Justin Wilson's family
Anybody wanting to make donations to Justin Wilson's family can do so through the Wilson Children's Fund here .
Indiana regions vie for $84M in grant money
The state of Indiana is giving out $84 million in grant money as part of its Regional Cities initiative.