Unemployment stood at nearly 9 percent in February in Texas County.

Texas County’s unemployment rate increased to 8.9 percent in February, an increase of eight-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The average figure in south-central Missouri was 9.2 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates: Douglas, 8.8 percent; Howell, 8.4; Shannon, 14.7; and Wright, 7.7.

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