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Monday, June 20, 2016 11:21 am

Area jobless rate drops to 4% in May

Lisa Green | The Journal Gazette

Unemployment in the Fort Wayne area dropped to 4 percent in May, down from 4.5 percent in April, figures released Monday showed.

Last month's unemployment rate was also down half a percentage point from the 4.5 percent in May 2015, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said.

The Fort Wayne metropolitan area includes Allen, Wells and Whitley counties.

Statewide, the seasonally adjusted May jobless rate was 5 percent, down from 5.2 percent in April and compared to 4.8 percent in May 2015.

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lisagreen@jg.net