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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart rose 0.1 percentage points in July 2019 to 3.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2009 at 19.2% and is now 16.1 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.3% in November 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.8 percentage points. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.2
Indiana 3.4% -0.1 -0.1
Elkhart 3.1% +0.1 +0.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with July 2019 data as August 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 17,566. There are now 13,969 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 2,637 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 960. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons July 2019 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 3,597 +79 +511

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
September
2019
3.5%
August
2019
3.7% 3.3%
July
2019
3.7% 3.4% 3.1% 3,597
June
2019
3.7% 3.5% 3.0% 3,518
May
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.0% 3,566
April
2019
3.6% 3.6% 3.1% 3,629
March
2019
3.8% 3.6% 3.1% 3,620
February
2019
3.8% 3.5% 3.0% 3,525
January
2019
4.0% 3.5% 2.9% 3,393
December
2018
3.9% 3.5% 2.7% 3,194
November
2018
3.7% 3.5% 2.7% 3,195
October
2018
3.8% 3.5% 2.7% 3,188

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.