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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 0.1 percentage points in July 2014 to 5.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.4 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2009 at 19.6% and is now 14.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 5.4% in April 2014, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.1 percentage points. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% +0.1 -1.1
Indiana 5.9% 0.0 -1.7
Elkhart 5.5% -0.1 -2.2
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 18,046. There are now 12,746 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 5,139 in April 2014, the number of unemployed has now grown by 161. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 5,300 -73 -1,878

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
July
2014
6.2% 5.9% 5.5% 5,300
June
2014
6.1% 5.9% 5.6% 5,373
May
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.4% 5,204
April
2014
6.3% 5.7% 5.4% 5,139
March
2014
6.7% 5.9% 5.5% 5,284
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 5.7% 5,490
January
2014
6.6% 6.3% 6.0% 5,734
December
2013
6.7% 6.8% 6.5% 6,205
November
2013
7.0% 6.9% 6.7% 6,388
October
2013
7.2% 7.1% 6.9% 6,596
September
2013
7.2% 7.3% 7.2% 6,808
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 7.5% 7,010
July
2013
7.3% 7.6% 7.7% 7,178

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.