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(Whitewater Valley)--Wayne County’s unemployment rate, along with the number of people who are classified as unemployed, has taken a significant jump.  In new numbers released by the state Tuesday, Wayne County’s unemployment rate has jumped a half a percentage point and stood Wednesday morning at 3.4%.  But, in the last month, the county has added 206 people who are now unemployed.  Most of those – 140 – are Richmond residents.  Most other Whitewater Valley counties saw a similar jump of about a half a percentage point in their unemployment rates.