(Wayne County, IN)--New employment numbers were released Monday for Wayne County and the Whitewater Valley, and those numbers are very positive. First, there was a big drop in the unemployment rate. Wayne County’s rate dropped nearly a full point in one month – from 3.6% to 2.7% on Tuesday morning. Other area counties are down more than a full percent. Also, more Wayne County residents are working that were at this same point last year. There are 320 more people working in Wayne County working today than were working in May of ’22. And the number of people in the labor force is also up and sits at just over 30,000 people today.