Texas County’s unemployment rate was down in April from the previous month at 2.9 percent, the Missouri Department of Economic Development reported.

In March, the rate was 3.2 percent.

According to the department, the county’s labor force was 9,339 and employment stood at 9,072.

Other counties and their jobless rates: Howell (3), Douglas (2.6), Wright (2.8), Laclede (2.4), Pulaski (2.8). Phelps (2.4), Dent (2.9) and Shannon (3.8).

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