Texas County's jobless rate decreased in July.

Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped seven-tenths of a percentage point in July from the previous month, reported the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 4.1 percent. A year ago the rate was 7.3 percent.

Area counties and their jobless rates: Phelps (3.4), Dent (3.8), Shannon (4.9), Howell (4.4), Douglas (3.7), Wright (3.8), Laclede (3.6) and Pulaski (4.1)

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