Texas County's jobless rate was 7.5 percent in July.

Texas County’s unemployment rate increased four-tenths of a percentage point in July from the previous month, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported.

The rate was 7.5 percent.

The civilian labor force was 11,554, and the jobless total was 866.

Other counties and their unemployment rates: Douglas, 7.7; Howell, 7.1; Shannon, 10.1; and Wright, 7.1.

The average in south-central Missouri was 7.9 percent. 

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