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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 1.0 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2009 at 19.6% and is now 17.4 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.2% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.0 percentage points. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Indiana 3.2% 0.0 -0.3
Elkhart 2.2% 0.0 -0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May 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 2009 at 17,977. There are now 15,387 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,450 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 140. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 2,590 +28 -171

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.2%
April
2018
3.9% 3.2% 2.2% 2,590
March
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.2% 2,562
February
2018
4.1% 3.2% 2.3% 2,653
January
2018
4.1% 3.3% 2.2% 2,492
December
2017
4.1% 3.4% 2.2% 2,450
November
2017
4.1% 3.4% 2.2% 2,537
October
2017
4.1% 3.5% 2.3% 2,570
September
2017
4.2% 3.5% 2.4% 2,711
August
2017
4.4% 3.6% 2.6% 2,911
July
2017
4.3% 3.6% 2.6% 2,918
June
2017
4.3% 3.5% 2.6% 2,857

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.