Overall unemployment rate moved up to 1.7% with the biggest shift in Manufacturing, which gained 200 roles, based on the most recently available information published in April 2022.

Total employment in the Elkhart-Goshen, IN market rose by 711 jobs in February and the unemployment rate increased compared to the prior month by 10 bps to 1.7%. The national unemployment rate decreased by 28 bps over the same time to 4.1%.

  • Elkhart-Goshen, IN unemployment rate is 244 bps below the national rate which is a positive sign.
  • Unemployment in the market is 180 bps below the unemployment rate in the market last year at this time, which is a positive.
  • Average wages (per hour) grew in February versus prior month by 11% 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 February 2022

For key employment segments of the market, total jobs grew by 0.4% . Key sectors include:

  • Manufacturing: 76,500; +200
  • Transportation & Utilities: 20,700; +200
  • Education & Healthcare: 11,400; -100
  • Business Services: 10,900; +100
  • Government: 8,500; +100
  • Restaurants & Hotels: 6,600; no change
  • Other Jobs: 4,300; no change
  • Construction, Mining: 3,900; +100
  • Financial Services: 2,800; no change
  • IT & Development: 400; no change
Elkhart-Goshen, IN Unemployment by Industry February 2022

Data is based on the most recent 12 months available, through February 2022 (Data published April 2022 and reports created on April 6, 2022).  Source: Government data agency and locally acquired statistics.

Note: All reported data is not seasonally adjusted.