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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 127,900 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in December 2016 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 101,284 employed persons for the month. Elkhart added 1,100 jobs in December 2016 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 70 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey December 2016 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 127,900 +1,100 -1,400
CPS 101,284 -70 -634

Note: The CPS survey data is now seasonally adjusted at the metropolitan level by with the new BLS SSA series.

Elkhart, Indiana Employment Changes

The charts below show the monthly job growth for Elkhart as measured by the CES and CPS surveys. To illustrate the trend, the 3 month moving average change in employment is shown in green.

CES Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

CPS Employment Change: 1 Month, Rolling 3 Month

Total Employment for Elkhart, Indiana

CES employment for Elkhart peaked in February 2006 at 133,800. Since then 5,900 jobs have been lost in Elkhart according to the employer survey. From a trough of 95,100 in August 2009, Elkhart has gained 32,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 102,591 for Elkhart in January 2016. 1,307 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey. From a March 2016 low of 100,291, Elkhart has added 993 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through December 2016

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
December 2016 127,900 1,100 101,284 -70
November 2016 126,800 500 101,354 58
October 2016 126,300 500 101,296 284
September 2016 125,800 600 101,012 327
August 2016 125,200 1,700 100,685 301
July 2016 123,500 -500 100,384 -10
June 2016 124,000 -1,600 100,394 -656
May 2016 125,600 100 101,050 544
April 2016 125,500 0 100,506 215
March 2016 125,500 -800 100,291 -937
February 2016 126,300 -2,300 101,228 -1,363
January 2016 128,600 -700 102,591 673