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Elkhart County’s Unemployment Ticks Up to 9%

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August 20, 2012 by   Leave a Comment

The unemployment rate in Indiana’s Elkhart County continued rising in July, while the state’s jobless rate held steady.

The Elkhart Truth reported that Elkhart County’s rate rose to 9%, up from 8.9% in June and 8.6% in May, according to numbers released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Elkhart County is the RV industry’s manufacturing center.

Indiana’s non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate stayed at 8.3% in July, the same as June, according to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The seasonally adjusted numbers showed the state rising from June’s 8% to 8.2% in July, still below the national 8.3% average.

The city of Elkhart’s unemployment rate inched upward to 11% from June’s 10.9%, and Goshen’s rose from 8.5% in June to 8.9% in July, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The actual number of unemployed people in Goshen rose by 44, according to Workforce Development, while 17 more people were unemployed in Elkhart.

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