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LOCAL JOBLESS CLAIMS STILL HIGH DESPITE IMPROVING COVID-19 NUMBERS

(Wayne County, IN)--Wayne County’s Covid-19 numbers may be improving greatly, but it has not shown up yet in terms of jobless claims.  In new numbers released Thursday, 1230 jobless claims were reported in Wayne County for the month of January.  That’s nearly ten times more jobless claims locally than in January of last year.  Since the start of the pandemic, there have been just over 12,000 jobless claims filed.  That’s almost 12 times higher than over the same period last year.