(Wayne County, IN)--The number of jobless claims in Wayne County has dropped for the fifth consecutive week. 253 Wayne County residents filed in the week ending May 9, which is the most recent date figures are available. It marked the eighth straight week of jobless claims filings that were at least ten times higher than normal. In those eight weeks, a total of 4683 people have filed jobless claims. That number represents roughly 15% of Wayne County's workforce.