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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 0.4 percentage points in February 2014 to 5.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2009 at 19.6% and is now 13.8 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.7% +0.1 -1.0
Indiana 6.1% -0.2 -1.8
Elkhart 5.8% -0.4 -3.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2014 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 18,062. There are now 12,534 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2014 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 5,528 -288 -2,884

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
March
2014
6.7% 5.9%
February
2014
6.7% 6.1% 5.8% 5,528
January
2014
6.6% 6.3% 6.2% 5,816
December
2013
6.7% 6.8% 6.9% 6,361
November
2013
7.0% 6.9% 7.5% 6,835
October
2013
7.2% 7.1% 7.7% 7,010
September
2013
7.2% 7.3% 8.0% 7,282
August
2013
7.2% 7.5% 8.3% 7,608
July
2013
7.3% 7.6% 8.7% 7,922
June
2013
7.5% 7.6% 8.8% 8,094
May
2013
7.5% 7.7% 8.8% 8,078
April
2013
7.5% 7.8% 8.9% 8,187
March
2013
7.5% 7.9% 9.1% 8,345

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.