Saturday, October 1, 2022


RV makers help Elkhart County achieve nation’s lowest unemployment rate

If you’re looking for a new job and are willing to relocate, Elkhart County, Indiana, has a new career waiting for you.

The home of most of the recreational vehicle manufacturing in the world now officially can claim the nation’s lowest unemployment rate of 0.9%.

Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson received the news Tuesday night at the 2022 Accelerate Indiana Municipalities Legislative Dinner in Indianapolis. The new unemployment rate was calculated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The new 0.9% unemployment rate is down 2.6% from December 2020.

While most of the county’s employment success can be credited to the booming RV manufacturing sector, Mayor Roberson said the Elkhart/Goshen area would be wise to start planning for more diversity in jobs and increased affordable housing.

“This booming work force needs diverse employment opportunities as well as affordable housing choice to become a part of the Elkhart community,” he said. “This information will be helpful to our team as we move forward on constructing initiatives to get more people to call Elkhart home.”



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7 months ago

With fuel prices increasing along with every other commodity, how long before deposits for yet to be built RV’s are returned and the purchase cancelled? Motels look more affordable for travel now and in the future.

7 months ago

Elkhart would do well to diversify, but may find it hard to attract non-RV related companies when there isn’t an available work force or housing there.

Unfortunately, when the next major downturn hits….and it will….Elkhart will be back in the news with 50% unemployment.

7 months ago
Reply to  Spike

Mr Negativity!

BILLY Bob Thronton
7 months ago
Reply to  Spike

Its comming. Fed raising rates, Administration starting a war to cover their ineptitude. Printed 5 trillion dollars in the last year. Collapse imminent. Buckle up

Bob p
7 months ago

The entire country would have lower unemployment if the current administration would quit paying people not to work. That’s part of the socialism plan to make people depend on the government handouts and millions of people are falling for it. I haven’t been in a business that doesn’t have HELP WANTED signs out.

BILLY Bob Thronton
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob p

Stop talking the truth, most wouldn’t believe you as they are watching the news.

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