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.