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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart rose 0.1 percentage points in September 2022 to 2.3%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.5 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2020 at 31.1% and is now 28.8 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 1.4% in February 2022, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.9 percentage points. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.5% -0.2 -1.2
Indiana 2.8% 0.0 -0.3
Elkhart 2.3% +0.1 +0.3
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with September 2022 data as October 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 31,226. There are now 28,491 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,707 in February 2022, the number of unemployed has now grown by 1,028. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons September 2022 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 2,735 +75 +404

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
October
2022
3.7%
September
2022
3.5% 2.8% 2.3% 2,735
August
2022
3.7% 2.8% 2.2% 2,660
July
2022
3.5% 2.6% 2.0% 2,435
June
2022
3.6% 2.4% 1.8% 2,160
May
2022
3.6% 2.2% 1.6% 1,929
April
2022
3.6% 2.2% 1.5% 1,776
March
2022
3.6% 2.2% 1.4% 1,707
February
2022
3.8% 2.3% 1.4% 1,707
January
2022
4.0% 2.4% 1.5% 1,802
December
2021
3.9% 2.7% 1.8% 2,056
November
2021
4.2% 2.7% 1.7% 2,036

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.