(Wayne County, IN)--A huge jump in Wayne County’s unemployment claims appears to coincide with the announcement that the $300 weekly checks would continue until September according to numbers released Thursday. Listen to the jobless claims by week recently in Wayne County and you’ll hear the jump when the benefit extension was announced. 50-46-60-59-463. The same type of jump was seen earlier this year when stimulus checks were distributed. Then, Wayne County’s claims by week went 132-101-123-763.