Elkhart County Led Nation for 2012 Job Growth
There is another strong sign of an economic rebound in Elkhart County in Northern Indiana, hub of the RV industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks Elkhart County tops in the nation for job growth in 2012.
The bureau says employment in the area increased 7.4% from December 2011 to December 2012, compared to a national rate of 1.9%.
Within the boundaries of Elkhart County, manufacturing was the fastest driver of job growth, with manufacturing employment in Elkhart County gaining 5,479 jobs during 2012, an 11.6% growth rate in this segment vital to north-central Indiana.
Approximately 83% of the nation’s RVs built in 2012 came from Indiana, with the bulk of that total from Elkhart and adjacent LaGrange counties.