Texas County's jobless rate was 5.3 percent in January.

Texas County’s unemployment increased again in January, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 5.3 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from the previous month.

Employment numbered 8,719 in the county. The report listed unemployed at 492.

Other counties and their unemployment rates: Dent, 4.7; Phelps, 4.3; Shannon, 6.6; Howell, 5.5; Wright, 7.5; Douglas, 11; Laclede 7.1; and Pulaski, 4.8.


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