Community Bankers of Iowa Monthly Banker Update April 2014 - Page 20
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February’s 39.2. Colorado’s hiring index for March rose to 61.3
from February’s 51.8.
Illinois: For a third straight month, the RMI for Illinois remained
below growth neutral. The index increased slightly to 49.2 from
49.0 in February. The Illinois farmland-price index increased
to 30.6 from February’s 29.9. The state’s new-hiring index
improved to 50.7 from 44.5 in February.
Iowa: The March RMI for Iowa expanded to 49.8 from
February’s 48.4. The farmland-price index for March advanced
to 37.6 from February’s 36.3. Iowa’s new-hiring index for March
rose to 56.3 from 49.1 in February.
Kansas: The Kansas RMI for March climbed to 50.1 from 49.8
in February. The farmland-price index for March declined to 41.3
from February’s 54.4. The state’s new-hiring index declined to
59.2 from February’s 64.1.
Minnesota: The March RMI for Minnesota rose to 50.4 from
February’s 47.6. Minnesota’s farmland-price index for March fell
to 40.3 from February’s 50.6. The new-hiring index declined to
57.3 from 67.2 in February.
Missouri: The March RMI for Missouri increased slightly to
50.9 from February’s 50.3. The farmland-price index for March
slumped to 49.7 from February’s 64.7. Missouri’s new-hiring
index decreased to 66.0 from 72.3 in February.
Nebraska: For a second straight month, Nebraska’s Rural
Mainstreet Index moved below growth neutral. The index
improved slightly to 49.5 from February’s 48.8. The farmlandprice index for March plummeted to 27.7 from February’s 42.6.
Nebraska’s new-hiring index declined to 48.4 from February’s
North Dakota: The North Dakota RMI for March declined to
52.6 from February’s 54.7. The farmland-price index declined
to 58.6 from 63.2 in February. North Dakota’s new-hiring index
rose to 73.1 from 71.1 in February.
South Dakota: The March RMI for South Dakota expanded to
a weak 49.2 from February’s 48.9. The farmland-price index for
March sank to 29.4 from 44.3 in February. South Dakota’s newhiring index for March fell to 49.7 from February’s 52.5.
Wyoming: The March RMI for Wyoming increased to 49.5 from
48.7 in February. The March farmland and ranchland-price index
sank to 33.1 from February’s 37.2. Wyoming’s new-hiring index
for March improved to 52.7 from February’s 50.2.
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