Year-to-year Elkhart Co. unemployment rate for January rises

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Unemployment figures for Elkhart County in January show an increase in year-over-year unemployment.

The 2019 numbers show that there are 1,500 more people without jobs in Elkhart County compared to January of 2018. That's a 55 percent increase in the number of jobless.

Elkhart County's January unemployment rate came in at 3.7 percent. That's up from 2.5 percent in January of 2018, and it stands as Elkhart County's highest unemployment rate since June of 2016.