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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 0.2 percentage points in February 2021 to 3.4%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.6 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2020 at 29.4% and is now 26.0 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 6.2% -0.1 +2.7
Indiana 4.0% -0.2 +0.8
Elkhart 3.4% -0.2 +0.6
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with February 2021 data as March metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Elkhart, Indiana, National

Elkhart, Indiana monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Elkhart peaked in April 2020 at 33,429. There are now 29,504 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons February 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 3,925 -211 +793

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
March
2021
6.0%
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.4% 3,925
January
2021
6.3% 4.2% 3.6% 4,136
December
2020
6.7% 4.6% 4.0% 4,449
November
2020
6.7% 5.0% 5.3% 5,753
October
2020
6.9% 5.6% 5.6% 6,110
September
2020
7.8% 6.3% 6.0% 6,400
August
2020
8.4% 7.3% 6.3% 6,543
July
2020
10.2% 8.6% 8.3% 8,585
June
2020
11.1% 10.1% 11.2% 11,841
May
2020
13.3% 12.0% 12.4% 13,251
April
2020
14.8% 16.9% 29.4% 33,429

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.