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Report: Elkhart County 3rd in nation in job growth

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Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:29 am

ELKHART — The Bureau of Labor Statistics says Elkhart County ranked third in the nation in job growth.

The Elkhart Truth reports the northern Indiana county that four years ago became the symbol of the nation's unemployment woes had 6 percent job growth between March 2012 and March 2013. Only two counties in Texas had better job growth in the nation during that time span.

The Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis announced last week that Elkhart County had the third-fastest-growing gross domestic product between 2011 and 2012.

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce President Kyle Hannon calls the statistics impressive and signs major employers are doing well.