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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 0.0 percentage points in February 2017 to 3.1%. 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 16.5 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.1% in December 2016, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.7% -0.1 -0.2
Indiana 4.1% +0.1 -0.6
Elkhart 3.1% 0.0 -0.7
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2017 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

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 14,581 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 3,279 in December 2016, the number of unemployed has now grown by 117. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2017 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 3,396 +29 -613

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
March
2017
4.5% 3.9%
February
2017
4.7% 4.1% 3.1% 3,396
January
2017
4.8% 4.0% 3.1% 3,367
December
2016
4.7% 4.0% 3.1% 3,279
November
2016
4.6% 4.1% 3.3% 3,416
October
2016
4.8% 4.2% 3.4% 3,589
September
2016
4.9% 4.3% 3.8% 4,019
August
2016
4.9% 4.4% 4.0% 4,154
July
2016
4.9% 4.5% 3.8% 3,921
June
2016
4.9% 4.5% 3.9% 4,084
May
2016
4.7% 4.6% 3.8% 4,014
April
2016
5.0% 4.7% 4.2% 4,455

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.