Texas County's jobless rate decreased in October.

Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped in September below a level of the average in the region, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported.

The figure was 9.3 percent, a decrease of four-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.

The average in south-central Missouri was 9.8 percent.

Area counties and their unemployment rates were: Douglas, 17.8 percent; Howell, 8.9; Shannon, 11.2; and Wright, 11.5.



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