Texas County’s unemployment increased a half of a percentage point in June from the previous month, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The figure was 4.9 percent.

A year ago, the figure was 6.5 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates were: Phelps, 4.5; Dent, 5.0; Shannon, 5.6; Howell, 5.6; Douglas, 4.9; Wright, 4.5; Laclede, 4.6; and Pulaski, 5.3.

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