Unemployment remained unchanged in September in Texas County, new figures show.

Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped slightly in December, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 9.4 percent, which is a decrease of one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month.

The average in south-central Missouri was 9.4 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates were: Douglas, 8.5; Howell, 8.6; Shannon, 13.3; and Wright, 10.3.


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