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

Texas County’s unemployment rate inched upward in May, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 8.6 percent, which is an increase of seven-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.

The jobless rate in the region stands at 8.7 percent. Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 8.1; Howell, 8.1; Shannon, 12; and Wright, 8.8.


The May figure comes after the lowest monthly number in recentmemory.

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