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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Unemployment numbers for October are in â€” with Whitley County seeing a new low of 6.8 percent.
â€śThis is pretty significant,â€ť said Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) President Alan Tio. â€śFrom what I understand, this is the lowest weâ€™ve seen in nearly four years.â€ť
According to the EDC, employment for Whitley County was down 7.6 percent in September of this year, making a difference of nearly one percent.
â€śA one percent difference is a couple hundred people,â€ť said Tio.
â€śIn 2008, unemployment was below five percent, but weâ€™re making some progress,â€ť he said.
For October, the labor force in Whitley County for October totaled 17,933 â€” with 16,720 employed and 1,213 unemployed.
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