RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

RV Boom Creates Less than 3 Percent Unemployment in 71 IN Counties

Mon Jun 12, 2017

GOSHEN, Indiana — Business is booming for Indiana manufacturers and as a result unemployment has dwindled to less than 3 percent in 71 of the state’s 92 counties, creating a worker shortage.

“Elkhart County just dipped below 2 percent unemployment rate,” Elkhart County Economic Development Corporation CEO Mark Dobson says. "I don’t know how you do that. We have always considered 3.5 percent full employment.”

Elkhart County has risen from the ashes of the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Back then the county had the highest jobless rate in the nation of 20 percent in March 2009, accoridng to a story by the Goshen News.

Additional Information: http://www.goshennews.com/across_indiana/employment-surge-leaves-manufacturers-searching-for-skilled-help/article_38ec6fa0-4c7c-11e7-aabb-f30139251cd1.html