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.