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National University debuts economic index for Fresno, Madera

Analysis shows 24-month growth trend in two-county area, Factors include building permits, unemployment claims

Tim Sheehan, FRESNO BEE

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

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Kelly Cunningham, senior economist with the National University System Institute for Policy Research, said the local index considers factors including residential building permits issued in the two-county region, as well as initial claims for unemployment insurance in the area.