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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 118,700 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in May 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 92,828 employed persons for the month. Elkhart added 9,200 jobs in May 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 12,405 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 118,700 +9,200 -20,000
CPS 92,828 +12,405 -16,967

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 143,200. Since then 24,500 jobs have been lost in Elkhart according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,500 in April 2020, Elkhart has gained 9,200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,320 for Elkhart in April 2018. 20,492 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 80,423, Elkhart has added 12,405 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through May 2020

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
May 2020 118,700 9,200 92,828 12,405
April 2020 109,500 -27,400 80,423 -24,925
March 2020 136,900 -1,100 105,348 -4,310
February 2020 138,000 0 109,658 501
January 2020 138,000 700 109,157 116
December 2019 137,300 -100 109,041 51
November 2019 137,400 600 108,990 67
October 2019 136,800 -200 108,923 39
September 2019 137,000 -100 108,884 2
August 2019 137,100 5,100 108,882 -109
July 2019 132,000 -6,600 108,991 -303
June 2019 138,600 -100 109,294 -501