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WAYNE COUNTY JOBLESS CLAIMS CONTINUE TO RUN TEN TIMES HIGHER THAN NORMAL

(Wayne County, IN)--Wayne County residents filed jobless claims this week that were more than ten times higher than this week last year.  That’s been the trend since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak.  In Wayne County in the 50 weeks since Covid-19 began, there have been well over 12,000 filings.  Over the same period the year before, there were barely more than a thousand.  Federal unemployment benefits are currently set to run out in less than two weeks.