Unemployment decreased in Texas County to the lowest level in recent memory in April.

Texas County’s unemployment rate was nearly unchanged in June, the Missouri Department of Economic Development said.

The figure was 8.7 percent, which was an increase one-tenth of a percentage point from May.

The jobless rate in the region stood at 8.9 percent. Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 8.7; Howell, 8.3; Shannon, 12.6; and Wright, 9.1.


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