Elkhart County Leads Nation in Employment Growth

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There is another strong sign of an economic rebound in Elkhart County. 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 percent from December 2011 to December 2012, compared to a national rate of 1.9 percent. You can read the full report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by clicking here.

July 2, 2013

News Release

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Elkhart County ranked first in the nation in job growth last year by increasing employment 7.4 percent from December 2011 to December 2012, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said June 27, 2013.

Among large counties from coast to coast, "Elkhart, Ind., posted the largest increase, with a gain of 7.4 percent over the year, compared with national job growth of 1.9 percent," BLS said in a release.

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-percent growth rate in this segment vital to north-central Indiana.

Source: WorkOne Northern Indiana