Texas County's jobless rate decreased in October.

Texas County’s unemployment rate showed improvement in July, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported.

The figure was 8.1 percent, which was a drop of six-tenths of a percentage point from June.

The average in south-central Missouri was 8.6 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 8.2; Howell, 7.8; Shannon, 11.3; and Wright, 8.8.


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