Elkhart-Goshen tops in job growth since recession, per Bloomberg

In this photo taken Wednesday Nov. 18, 2009, recreational vehicles are ready sales at International RV World in Elkhart, Ind. There's a ray of hope in Elkhart, the Indiana city that was turned into a poster child for the recession. Heartland Recreational Vehicles of Elkhart announced recently that it would immediately begin hiring 200 production workers. (AP Photo/Joe Raymond)

Elkhart County has seen the best job growth since the recession.

That claim was made offical by Bloomberg’s analysis of data from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Elkhart-Goshen region has added over 41,000 jobs since 2009, the highest in the United States. Kokomo was third overall and Columbus, Indiana came in at 13th overall.

Just one city in Michigan made the top 50 list: Grand Rapids at 19th.

The list was determined by the net change of employment and unemployed in each metro area, then dividing the figures by labor force levels.

Rounding out the top 5: 2. Greeley, Colorado; 4. Provo-Orem, Utah; 5. Austin, Texas.

Here’s the complete list.


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