Indiana vs Michigan Consumer Spending

A 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 shows per-capita personal spending by Hoosiers increased more than 12 percent between 2009 and 2012. Spending rose more than 4-thousand dollars during that same time frame. The report 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.