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

Texas County’s unemployment rate was up slightly in August, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. 

The figure was 8.5 percent, which was up four-tenths of a percentage point from July.

The average in south-central Missouri was 8.9 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 8.6; Howell, 8.1; Shannon, 12.5; and Wright, 9.2.


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