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WAYNE COUNTY JOBLESS CLAIMS REACH 6437 SINCE COVID OUTBREAK

(Wayne County, IN)--Wayne County’s jobless claims for the first week of July this year are more than 1700% higher than they were for the first week of July last year.  New state numbers released Monday show that 290 more Wayne County residents filed last week.  That’s compared to just 16 this time last year.  The new round of filings brings the total number of jobless claims in Wayne County since Covid-19 began to 6437, which is roughly 21% of Wayne County’s workforce.

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