Unemployment in Texas County decreased slightly in August, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
The figure was 4.9 percent, a decrease of one-tenth of a percentage point from July. Employment numbered 8,498. The number listed as unemployed totaled 420.
Other counties and their unemployment rates: Douglas, 6.9; Howell, 4.0; Shannon, 5.1; and Wright, 6.4.