Jobless rates were mostly lower in western Minnesota counties during July.
The unemployment rate in Stevens County dropped four tenths of a percent to 2.0, according to figures from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Ecomonic Development.
Other county rates include:
Big Stone 2.6 unchanged
Grant 3.4 +0.3
Pope 2.0 -0.2
Swift 3.3 -0.2
Traverse 2.3 -0.2
The comparable jobless rate in Minnesota is 2.7 percent and nationwide the figure is 4.1