Texas County’s unemployment rate dropped 1.3 percentage points in September, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reports.

The figure was 2.2 percent, the lowest of the year. It has ranged from 2.6 percent to 4.7 percent this year.

According to the department, the county’s labor force totaled 9,090 and 8,893 had employment.

Other counties and their jobless rates, Wright (2.0), Laclede (1.9), Pulaski (2.1), Phelps (1.7), Dent (2.2), Shannon (2.4) and Howell (2.2).

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