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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 16.9 percentage points in May 2020 to 12.5%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.2 percentage points higher than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2020 at 29.4% and is now 16.9 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
National 13.3% -1.4 +9.7
Indiana 12.3% -5.2 +9.0
Elkhart 12.5% -16.9 +9.4
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with May 2020 data as June 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 20,225 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons May 2020 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 13,204 -20,225 +9,741

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
June
2020
11.1% 11.2%
May
2020
13.3% 12.3% 12.5% 13,204
April
2020
14.7% 17.5% 29.4% 33,429
March
2020
4.4% 3.0% 2.8% 3,035
February
2020
3.5% 3.1% 2.8% 3,132
January
2020
3.6% 3.1% 2.9% 3,222
December
2019
3.5% 3.2% 2.8% 3,176
November
2019
3.5% 3.2% 2.9% 3,246
October
2019
3.6% 3.2% 3.0% 3,320
September
2019
3.5% 3.2% 3.0% 3,394
August
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 3,450
July
2019
3.7% 3.2% 3.1% 3,465

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.