Elkhart joblessness jumps most in nation

No other metro area in the nation staged as large of an increase in its unemployment rate in September as Elkhart-Goshen in northern Indiana, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

The rate leaped 5.1 percentage points from a year earlier to 9.3 percent.

The region has suffered from a number of closings and layoffs in its core industry of recreational vehicle manufacturing.

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