Texas County's jobless rate was 7 percent in July.

Texas County’s unemployment rate increased to 7 percent in July, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The rate was three-tenths of a percentage point higher from the previous month.

In the south-central Missouri region, the average was 7.6 percent.

The county’s civilian work force was 9,302 with 650 unemployed.

Area counties and their unemployment rate were: Douglas, 6.9; Howell, 7.1; Shannon, 7.8; and Wright, 6.7.

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