Elkhart Co. leads the nation in job growth

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Elkhart Co. received some positive news on the economic front when the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced the nation’s leaders in job growth.

Between Sept. 2011 and Sept. 2012, Elkhart Co. led the nation in job growth. While the national growth rate was only 1.6 percent, Elkhart Co. experience a job growth rate of 6.9 percent.

It is a huge comeback from four years ago when Elkhart had the state’s highest unemployment rate. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the rebound was led by Elkhart Co.’s strong manufacturing sector.

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