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

Texas County’s unemployment rate plunged 1.2 percentage points to 7.9 percent in April, the Missouri Department of Economic Development said.

It was one of the best rates in recent memory.

In the region, the average rate was 8.3 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates were: Douglas, 8.9 percent; Howell, 7.6; Shannon, 12.7; and Wright, 8.6 percent.


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