Overall unemployment rate moved down to 1.4% with the biggest shift in Construction, Mining, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in June 2022.

Total employment in the Elkhart-Goshen, IN market rose by 1,098 jobs in April and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 40 bps to 1.4%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 42 bps over the same time to 3.3%.

  • Elkhart-Goshen, IN unemployment rate is 194 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 130 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in April versus prior month by 22.1% and are up compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Elkhart-Goshen, IN Unemployment April 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.5% . Key sectors include:

  • Manufacturing: 78,100; no change
  • Transportation & Utilities: 21,000; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 11,600; +100
  • Business Services: 11,000; +100
  • Government: 8,500; no change
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 6,900; +100
  • Other Jobs: 4,300; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 4,100; +200
  • Financial Services: 2,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 400; no change
Elkhart-Goshen, IN Unemployment by Industry April 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through April 2022 (Data published June 2022 and reports created on June 1, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.