Overall unemployment rate moved down to 2.5% with the biggest shift in Government, which gained 700 roles, based on the most recently available information published in September 2022.

Total employment in the Elkhart-Goshen, IN market declined by 1,676 jobs in August and the unemployment rate decreased compared to the prior month by 20 bps to 2.5%. The national unemployment rate stayed flat over the same time period at 3.8%.

  • Elkhart-Goshen, IN unemployment rate is 129 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 30 bps above the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a negative.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in August versus prior month by 12.8% and are down compared to last year at this time in the market.
Month over Month Unemployment Change
Year over Year Unemployment Change
Elkhart-Goshen, IN Unemployment August 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.3% . Key sectors include:

  • Manufacturing: 77,700; -400
  • Transportation & Utilities: 20,500; +100
  • Education & Healthcare: 11,800; +100
  • Business Services: 10,900; no change
  • Government: 7,700; +700
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 7,200; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 4,300; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,300; -100
  • Financial Services: 2,900; no change
  • IT & Development: 400; no change
Elkhart-Goshen, IN Unemployment by Industry August 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through August 2022 (Data published September 2022 and reports created on September 28, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.