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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Job Growth

There were 129,100 jobs in Elkhart, Indiana in November 2020 according to the CES survey of employers. The CPS survey of households showed 103,283 employed persons for the month. Elkhart added 799 jobs in November 2020 according to the CES survey while the broader CPS measure of employment rose by 555 (Comparing CES and CPS employment numbers.). You can also compare Elkhart job growth to job growth in other cities.

Employment Survey November 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
CES 129,100 +799 -8,300
CPS 103,283 +555 -5,707

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 14,100 jobs have been lost in Elkhart according to the employer survey. From a trough of 109,500 in April 2020, Elkhart has gained 19,600 jobs according to CES employment figures.

CPS employment reached a maximum of 113,320 for Elkhart in April 2018. 10,037 jobs have been lost in Elkhart since then according to the household survey. From a April 2020 low of 80,423, Elkhart has added 22,860 jobs according to the CPS survey.

Employment: CES, CPS

CES and CPS employment chart through November 2020

Elkhart, Indiana Employment History

Date CES
Employment
CES
Month/Month
CPS
Employment
CPS
Month/Month
November 2020 129,100 799 103,283 555
October 2020 128,300 1,400 102,728 2,377
September 2020 126,900 1,900 100,351 2,709
August 2020 125,000 600 97,642 2,748
July 2020 124,400 2,300 94,894 917
June 2020 122,100 3,400 93,977 619
May 2020 118,700 9,200 93,358 12,935
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