Goshen unemployment rate second highest in Indiana

According to numbers released today by the U.S. Department of Labor, local unemployment rates are among the highest anywhere in Indiana.

The unemployment rate in the city of Goshen reached 15.4 percent in December 2008, the second-highest of any Indiana municipality (Elkhart was the highest at 17 percent).

Elkhart County continues to lead the state with an unemployment rate of 15.3 percent, an increase of almost 3 percent from November 2008.

The unemployment rate in Indiana is 8.1 percent and 7.2 percent for the United States overall.

In December 2007, the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in Elkhart County and 6.2 percent in the city of Goshen.

For more information, see: http://www.dol.gov/

UPDATED: here’s a clickable map with unemployment numbers from across the country

Written by Sheldon Good

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