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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 135,800 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in February 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 110,875 employed persons for the month. Elkhart lost 100 jobs in February 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 67 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 135,800 -100 -500
CPS 110,875 -67 +1,217

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 July 2018 at 143,000. Since then 7,200 jobs have been lost in Elkhart according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,900 in April 2020, Elkhart has gained 45,900 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,320 for Elkhart in April 2018. 2,445 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 80,423, Elkhart has added 30,452 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through February 2021

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
February 2021 135,800 -100 110,875 -67
January 2021 135,900 200 110,942 3,262
December 2020 135,700 700 107,680 4,290
November 2020 135,000 400 103,390 662
October 2020 134,600 1,300 102,728 2,377
September 2020 133,300 1,900 100,351 2,709
August 2020 131,400 2,300 97,642 2,748
July 2020 129,100 3,000 94,894 917
June 2020 126,100 4,200 93,977 619
May 2020 121,900 32,000 93,358 12,935
April 2020 89,900 -45,800 80,423 -24,925
March 2020 135,700 -600 105,348 -4,310