Texas County’s unemployment rate showed big improvement in April, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
The county’s jobless rate was 8.4 percent, a drop of nearly two percentage points from the previous month. In March it stood at 10.2 percent.
The average in south-central Missouri was 8.5 percent. Area counties and their unemployment rates were: Douglas, 7.4; Howell, 8.6; Shannon, 11.8; and Wright, 9.7.