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Indiana scores high for skilled trade worker locales

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Indiana is home to several communities that rank high nationally when it comes to attractive places for skilled trade workers. Home improvement website analyzed cities across the U.S. to gauge median wages, housing and cost of living.

The publication says the country is facing a shortage of skilled trade laborers, due in part to an increasing number of retiring Baby Boomers.

Researchers at Porch analyzed data from several government sources, including the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis to create composite scores.

The report was broken into three community sizes.

Among the large municipalities, Indianapolis ranks No. 12 in the country. Fort Wayne comes in No. 5 in the midsize category.

In the small metro category, Evansville is No. 7 and Lafayette/West Lafayette is No. 14.

Neighboring Louisville, Kentucky ranks No. 9 and Cincinnati, Ohio comes in at No. 10 in the large metro area category.

Click here to read the report.