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Local News with Jeff Lane

(Wayne County, IN)--Some new employment numbers were released for Wayne County Monday, and those figures show an increase in the number of unemployed residents.  191 more people are unemployed now than were last month.  Conversely, the number of working residents has dropped by 185.  It’s caused Wayne County unemployment rate to jump from 3.5 to 4.1%.  The number of people in the local workforce has remained relatively unchanged.  Unemployment rates are up across the Whitewater Valley.  Every area Indiana county’s rate jumped by about a half a percent.  Fayette County’s rate is up to 5.1%.  That’s the second highest in the state.  Randolph County is at 3.9%.  Henry is at 3.8.  Franklin County is at 3.7%.  Union County has the lowest rate in our area at 3.4%.

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