Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level this year in August, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 3.8 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from July.

Here are area counties and their jobless rates: Phelps (3.1), Dent (3.7), Shannon (4.5), Howell (3.9), Douglas (3.4), Wright (3.7), Laclede (3.4) and Pulaski (3.6)

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