Jobless rates bumped higher in western Minnesota counties last month.
The unemployment rate in Stevens County rose six tenth of a percent to 2.8 in June, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Other county rates in the area include:
Big Stone 3.2 +0.3
Grant 3.8 +0.7
Pope 2.8 +0.4
Swift 3.3 +0.5
Traverse 3.4 +0.3
The comparable jobless rate for Minnesota was 3.4 percent and nationwide it’s 3.8 percent.