Texas County’s unemployment increased again in in December, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.
The figure was 5.1 percent, up nine-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month. In October, the rate was 3.4 percent.
Employment numbered 9,076. The report listed unemployed at 464.
Other counties and their unemployment rates: Dent, 4.1; Phelps, 3.4; Shannon, 6.6; Howell, 4.9; Wright, 8.1; Douglas, 6.0; Laclede 10.1; and Pulaski, 4.7.