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(Wayne County, IN)--Wayne County’s unemployment rate has just jumped to its highest level in two and a half years.  According to new numbers from the state, the rate stands this morning at 4.2%.  That’s up from 2.9% in the last month and is the highest rate since September of 2021.  Other area counties have a similar spike in unemployment.  In Wayne County, the increase is due to a combination of more than 700 people falling out of the labor force in a month and 323 people becoming unemployed.