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

Texas County’s unemployment inched up slightly in January, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 8.1 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from December.

The average in south-central Missouri was 8.4 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 8 percent; Howell, 7.7; Shannon, 13.3; and Wright, 7.

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