Unemployment dropped to 4.5 percent in September, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported.

Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped 1.2 percentage points in September, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The figure was 4.5 percent.

In south-central Missouri, the average rate was 4.5 percent.

Texas County’s civilian labor force was 9,196 with 417 unemployed.

Area counties and their unemployment rates were: Douglas, 5.9; Howell, 4.3; Shannon, 5.5; and Wright, 5.5. 

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