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AREA UNEMPLOYMENT HITS LOWEST MARK IN MORE THAN FIVE YEARS

(Whitewater Valley)--Just when you think area unemployment numbers cannot drop any more, they go even lower.  Wayne County’s rate is down to 4.3%.  That’s the lowest it’s been in at least the last five years and less than half of what it was two years ago.  Every Whitewater Valley county is now below 5.5% unemployment.  Two years ago, every Whitewater Valley county was above that benchmark.  The lowest rate in our area today is in Darke County, where it’s just 3.6%.