(Wayne County, IN)--The number of weekly jobless claims in Wayne County continues to drop. When the extra $300 in federal benefits ended early last month, the number of Wayne County jobless claims was immediately cut in half. Now, it’s dropping even further. Only 27 claims were filed last week. By comparison, there were 473 claims in just one week in Wayne County in July. That’s when an announcement was made that the $300 benefit would be extended into September.