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June unemployment numbers put Fort Wayne area just below state average

Unemployment in 11 northeast Indiana counties last month was below the state’s 3.2% and two area counties tied for the lowest rate.

Rachel Blakeman, director of Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Community Research Institute, said the numbers show local strength in the economy. The data reflect an increase in the number of people working and a decrease in those looking for work.

However, Blakeman cautioned against using the report to predict the future.

Read the story in The Journal Gazette (subscription required)