Texas County’s unemployment rate increased seven-tenths of a percentage point in January, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

The figure was 3.4 percent. According to the department, the county’s labor force was 9,060 and 8,753 had jobs.

Other counties and their jobless rates: Howell (3.3), Douglas (2.9), Wright (3.1), Laclede (3.0), Pulaski (3.2), Phelps (3.0). Dent (3.3) and Shannon (4.9)

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