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

Texas County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in December, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 7.9 percent, which was up three-tenths of a percentage point from November.

The average in south-central Missouri was 8.7 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 10.2 percent; Howell, 7.6; Shannon, 12.1; and Wright, 8.5.

 

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