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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 145,300 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in October 2018 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 115,331 employed persons for the month. Elkhart added 100 jobs in October 2018 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 487 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 145,300 +100 +5,900
CPS 115,331 +487 +4,980

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 in October 2018 is at a new high of 145,300.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 115,456 for Elkhart in July 2018. 125 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey. From a September 2018 low of 114,844, Elkhart has added 487 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through October 2018

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
October 2018 145,300 100 115,331 487
September 2018 145,200 200 114,844 -20
August 2018 145,000 300 114,864 -592
July 2018 144,700 -400 115,456 474
June 2018 145,100 1,200 114,982 545
May 2018 143,900 200 114,437 -36
April 2018 143,700 0 114,473 4
March 2018 143,700 200 114,469 1,310
February 2018 143,500 1,000 113,159 1,467
January 2018 142,500 1,100 111,692 550
December 2017 141,400 900 111,142 539
November 2017 140,500 1,100 110,603 252