Elkhart, Indiana had a 20% unemployment rate
after the financial crisis and now faces labor shortages. A report in the Wall
Street Journal finds that the 'RV capital of the world' may be a good example
of things to come for many U.S. regions: a shortage of skilled workers and
soaring home prices. More importantly, labor market tightening has pushed up
wages 6.3% in the third quarter of 2017, a promising trend after stagnant
salary growth. The Journal notes that jobs are so scarce that the local
Kentucky Fried Chicken was offering $150 signing bonuses. "The rest of the
U.S. might never match Elkhart’s sizzling pace, but the region could show what
lies ahead," argues the Journal. • Do you think Elkhart is a portent for
things to come in the U.S. economy or an outlier? Read the Wall Street Journal
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