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Unemployment in metro Fort Wayne rose slightly in January

Unemployment in metro Fort Wayne rose slightly in January, compared to December, according to state figures released Monday.

The Department of Workforce Development said joblessness in the metropolitan statistical area that comprises Allen, Wells and Whitley counties, increased to 6.1 percent in January, compared to 5.9 percent a month earlier.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 6.4 percent in January, compared to 6.8 percent in December.

“There are many positives to note this month,” Scott B. Sanders, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, said in a statement. “Indiana’s unemployment rate is not only lower than our neighboring states, but the national rate as well …”

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pwyche@jg.net

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