Jobless rates were mixed last month in western Minnesota counties.
The August unemployment rate in Stevens County was a tenth of a point higher at 2-point-one percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Other area county rates include:
Big Stone 2.2 -0.5
Grant 2.9 -0.5
Pope 1.9 -0.1
Swift 3.0 -0.3
Traverse 2.3 +0.1
The comparable statewide unemployment rate was 2.5 percent and the U.S. rate was 3.9 percent.