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LOCAL UNEMPLOYMENT BALLOONS TO RECORD HIGHS

(Indianapolis, IN)--On Tuesday morning, Kicks 96 and The Point News reported that 4683 Wayne County had filed jobless claims since Covid-19 lockdowns began.  Later Tuesday, the state released unemployment numbers that further illustrates the cost of stay-at-home orders.  Wayne County’s unemployment rate ballooned from 3 ½ in March to 14.8% in April.  Rates in other nearby counties are even higher.  Fayette County now has an unimaginable 25.5% unemployment rate.  Union County is at 16.3%, Franklin is at 18.3, Randolph County has 17.4% unemployment, and Henry County is at 17.4%.  Rates for Ohio counties come out later Wednesday.

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