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Local News with Jeff Lane

(Wayne County, IN)--715 more Wayne County residents are working than were just a month ago.  According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Wayne County’s unemployment rate is at 3.8%.  That rate is actually up slightly from last month due to the large increase in Wayne County residents counted in the workforce.  Fayette County has the Whitewater Valley’s highest rate at 4.9%.  And, as it usually does, Union County has the lowest area rate at 3.5%.  There’s been a huge increase in the number of people in the Wayne County workforce.  For the last year, the number of people in Wayne County’s workforce has dwindled and dropped below 30,000 a couple of months ago.  This month, though, it’s gained back nearly everything it lost.  Wayne County’s workforce jumped up by 766 people last month and is today at 30,871.  That’s close to where it was at this time last year.

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