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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 142,900 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in August 2019 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 112,787 employed persons for the month. Elkhart added 200 jobs in August 2019 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment fell by 369 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey August 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 142,900 +200 +300
CPS 112,787 -369 -206

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 May 2019 at 143,500. Since then 600 jobs have been lost in Elkhart according to the employer survey. From a trough of 142,700 in July 2019, Elkhart has gained 200 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 114,327 for Elkhart in April 2019. 1,540 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through August 2019

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
August 2019 142,900 200 112,787 -369
July 2019 142,700 -400 113,156 -467
June 2019 143,100 -400 113,623 -325
May 2019 143,500 300 113,948 -379
April 2019 143,200 200 114,327 42
March 2019 143,000 -100 114,285 225
February 2019 143,100 100 114,060 340
January 2019 143,000 200 113,720 394
December 2018 142,800 300 113,326 8
November 2018 142,500 400 113,318 70
October 2018 142,100 -600 113,248 136
September 2018 142,700 100 113,112 119