Jobless rates dropped in western Minnesota counties last month.
The unemployment rate in Stevens County during August was 2.5 percent, down a tenth of a point from July, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Other county rates include:
Big Stone 2.5 -0.7
Grant 3.3 -0.6
Pope 2.5 -0.4
Swift 3.1 -1.7
Traverse 3.1 -0.1
The comparable jobless rate in Minnesota last month was 3.0 and nationwide the figure was 3.8.