Texas County's jobless rate was 6 percent in September.

Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped 1.3 percent in September from the previous month, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported.

The figure was 6 percent.

The agency said the civilian work force in the county stood at 9,491, which was up 349 from the prior month. Unemployed stood at 573.

Area counties and their unemployment rates were: Douglas, 7.8; Howell, 6; Shannon, 6.8; and Wright, 5.9. The average in south-central Missouri was 6.1 percent.

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