Texas County's jobless rate decreased in October.

Texas County’s unemployment rate was nearly unchanged at 8.5 percent in May, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reports.

The county’s jobless rate was 8.5 percent, which is an increase of one-tenth of a percentage point from April.

The average in south-central Missouri was 8.4 percent.

Area counties and their unemployment rate was Douglas, 7.7; Howell, 8.7; Shannon, 10.6; and Wright, 9.2.


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