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ELKHART — Unemployment in the Elkhart/Goshen area dropped in February compared with the previous month, labor statistics show.

The unemployment rate in the area dropped to 3.8 percent in February, down from 4.9 percent in January, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The agency released local, non-seasonally adjusted figures on Monday.

This story has been edited to correct figures related to the size of the workforce and the number of people looking for work. 

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