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WAYNE COUNTY MARKS ONE YEAR OF HIGH JOBLESS CLAIMS

(Wayne County, IN)--It’s now been one full year since Covid-19 has had an obvious effect on jobless claims in Wayne County, and here’s how it shakes out after 52 weeks.  In the last 52 weeks, there have been 12,846 jobless claims in Wayne County.  In the 52 weeks prior to that, there were only 1069 filings.  That means that, in a full year of Covid-19, Wayne County had 12 times as many jobless claims as in a normal year.