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WAYNE COUNTY ADDS 470 PEOPLE TO LIST OF UNEMPLOYED SINCE START OF '24

(Wayne County, IN)--For the second straight month, Wayne County’s unemployment rate has spiked and stands this morning at a rate not seen in three and a half years.  The new rate today is 4.6%.  That’s up from 2.9% since the start of the year.  This morning, there are 470 more Wayne County residents who are classified as unemployed than there were when 2024 started.  Unemployment for just Richmond is even higher than the county rate.  Richmond’s rate today is 5.1%.