Texas County’s unemployment rate increased eight-tenths of a percentage in July, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The figure stood at 3.4 percent.

The county started the year with a jobless rate at 4.7 percent.

Unemployment rates in other area counties: Wright (3.4), Laclede (2.9), Pulaski (3.4), Phelps (2.8), Dent (3.4), Shannon (4.3), Howell (3.6) and Douglas (2.9)

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