Jobless rates were mixed in western Minnesota counties in March.

The Stevens County unemployment rate rose 2 tenths of a percent to 3.7 percent, according to numbers from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Other county rates include:

Big Stone                     7.1       +0.3

Grant                           6.4       -0.1

Pope                            4.4       +0.1

Swift                            5.3       unchanged

Traverse                       5.7       +0.3

The comparable statewide jobless rate was 4.1 percent and nationwide it was 3.9 percent.

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