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AREA UNEMPLOYMENT RATES INCREASE

(Whitewater Valley)--The first unemployment numbers for the Whitewater Valley were released Tuesday.  Covid-19 numbers have gotten better, but unemployment numbers have taken a turn for the worse.  Unemployment jumped up in all nine area counties by roughly half a percentage point.  Wayne County is up from 4.2 to 4.6% today.  Fayette County has our area’s highest rate at 5.8%.  That’s also the sixth highest rate in Indiana.