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Metro Fort Wayne unemployment rose in July to 6 percent

Unemployment in metro Fort Wayne rose in July to 6 percent from 5.6 percent a month earlier, state figures show.

The jobless rate for the Fort Wayne metropolitan statistical area, which comprises Allen, Wells and Whitley counties, was released Tuesday.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released the local figures Tuesday. On Monday, the agency announced the state's July seasonally adjusted jobless rate of 5.9 percent, which was lower than the nation's 6.2 percent.

"Indiana followed up a record-breaking June by adding nearly 10,000 more private sector jobs in July," Scott Sanders, commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development, said in a statement.

"The Hoosier labor force has also grown by over 54,000 individuals in the past year at a rate that is more than eight times larger than the national rate of growth during the same time period, which is quite remarkable," he said. "Indiana has added over 66,300 private sector jobs over the past year and 244,000 since July 2009, the low point of employment in the state."

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