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AREA NEARS RECORD-LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATES

(Whitewater Valley)--On Tuesday, Kicks 96 and 101.7 The Point News reported that Wayne County had very positive new unemployment numbers with the rate falling to just 3.2%.  But it’s not just Wayne County.  Other Whitewater Valley counties have also experienced big drops are now approaching historically low unemployment rates.  That includes Union County, which is now down to just 2.9%.  Even Fayette County’s rate is 4%.  By comparison –earlier in the decade – Fayette County’s rate was 14%.  And, in rates released Tuesday, all three Ohio counties of Preble, Darke, and Butler were at just 2.8% unemployment.  Those numbers also are approaching historically record lows.

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