Texas County's jobless rate was 7.6 percent in August.

Texas County’s unemployment rate increased to 7.6 percent in August, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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

In the south-central Missouri region, the average was 7.4 percent.

The county’s civilian work force was 9,253 with 705 unemployed.

Area counties and their unemployment rates were: Douglas, 7.5; Howell, 7.2; Shannon, 8.1; and Wright, 7.2.

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