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County jobless rate up .8

July 19, 2013

    The monthly jobless report issued Thursday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development showed that unemployment in Adams County jumped by .8 percent in Adams County during June.
    After registering unemployment rates of 6.8 percent in both April and May, Thursday's report listed the county's jobless level at 7.6 percent for last month. That rate was still the second lowest in northeast Indiana, bested only by Wells County's 7.5 percent, and 32nd lowest among Indiana's 92 counties.
    Adams County started 2013 with an 8.8 percent jobless rate in January, then saw that rate drop for each of the next three months. One year ago, in June of 2012, the county's unemployment rate was at 7.9 percent.
    Further details in today's print and e-editions.

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