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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart rose 0.1 percentage points in May 2015 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2009 at 19.6% and is now 15.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 4.0% in April 2015, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
National 5.5% +0.1 -0.8
Indiana 5.1% -0.3 -0.9
Elkhart 4.1% +0.1 -1.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1

Unemployment Rate: Elkhart, Indiana, National

Elkhart, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Elkhart peaked in April 2009 at 17,977. There are now 13,795 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 4,130 in April 2015, the number of unemployed has now grown by 52. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2015 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 4,182 +52 -1,235

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
May
2015
5.5% 5.1% 4.1% 4,182
April
2015
5.4% 5.4% 4.0% 4,130
March
2015
5.5% 5.8% 4.4% 4,547
February
2015
5.5% 5.9% 4.6% 4,800
January
2015
5.7% 6.0% 5.0% 5,158
December
2014
5.6% 5.9% 4.8% 4,925
November
2014
5.8% 5.9% 4.9% 5,076
October
2014
5.7% 5.8% 4.9% 5,105
September
2014
5.9% 5.8% 5.0% 5,144
August
2014
6.1% 5.8% 5.1% 5,261
July
2014
6.2% 5.8% 5.2% 5,321
June
2014
6.1% 5.9% 5.3% 5,388

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.