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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 141,700 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in July 2021 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 111,194 employed persons for the month. Elkhart added 3,000 jobs in July 2021 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 384 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey July 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 141,700 +3,000 +12,600
CPS 111,194 +384 +9,667

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 1,300 jobs have been lost in Elkhart according to the employer survey. From a trough of 89,900 in April 2020, Elkhart has gained 51,800 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,495 for Elkhart in May 2018. 2,301 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 69,017, Elkhart has added 42,177 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through July 2021

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
July 2021 141,700 3,000 111,194 384
June 2021 138,700 1,300 110,810 222
May 2021 137,400 400 110,588 -92
April 2021 137,000 200 110,680 -1
March 2021 136,800 700 110,681 226
February 2021 136,100 200 110,455 523
January 2021 135,900 200 109,932 1,233
December 2020 135,700 700 108,699 298
November 2020 135,000 400 108,401 674
October 2020 134,600 1,300 107,727 1,542
September 2020 133,300 1,900 106,185 2,118
August 2020 131,400 2,300 104,067 2,540