Texas County's jobless rate was 4.8 percent in July, according to a state report.

The Texas County’s jobless rate plunged 1.5 percentage points to 3 percent in October, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

In south-central Missouri, the average rate was 3 percent.

Texas County’s civilian labor force was 9,215 with 279 unemployed, the state report said.

Area counties and their unemployment rates were: Douglas, 2.8; Howell, 2.8; Shannon, 3.8; and Wright, 3.5.

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