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(Wayne County, IN)--506 more people are working in Wayne County than were just a month ago.  That’s according to newly-released figures from the state’s Department of Workforce Development.  404 fewer people are also listed as unemployed.  The number of people in Wayne County’s labor force, though, is down by 750 people from this time last year.  There has been an incredible drop in unemployment rates across the Whitewater Valley.  The unemployment rate for Wayne County in April was just 3%.  That’s the lowest it’s been in at least a decade.  Other area counties are even lower.  The lowest in our area is Union County, which is down to just 2.1% unemployment.  Wayne County’s high-water mark in recent years came in January of 2013, when it was 11.2%.

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