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Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Elkhart fell 0.3 percentage points in November 2021 to 2.2%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.8 percentage points lower than the Indiana rate. The unemployment rate in Elkhart peaked in April 2020 at 31.4% and is now 29.2 percentage points lower. You can also compare Elkhart unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
National 4.2% -0.4 -2.5
Indiana 3.0% -0.3 -2.0
Elkhart 2.2% -0.3 -2.0
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with November 2021 data as December 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 31,621. There are now 29,038 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. Elkhart employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Elkhart, Indiana) is also available.

Unemployed Persons November 2021 Month/Month Year/Year
Elkhart 2,583 -350 -2,127

Number of Unemployed Persons

Elkhart, Indiana Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Indiana
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployment Rate
Elkhart
Unemployed
December
2021
3.9%
November
2021
4.2% 3.0% 2.2% 2,583
October
2021
4.6% 3.3% 2.5% 2,933
September
2021
4.7% 3.5% 2.8% 3,203
August
2021
5.2% 4.1% 3.0% 3,438
July
2021
5.4% 4.1% 3.1% 3,551
June
2021
5.9% 4.1% 3.3% 3,749
May
2021
5.8% 4.0% 3.3% 3,813
April
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.4% 3,899
March
2021
6.0% 3.9% 3.6% 4,115
February
2021
6.2% 4.0% 3.9% 4,535
January
2021
6.4% 4.2% 4.6% 5,249

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.