Jobless numbers were up in January in western Minnesota counties.
The unemployment rate in Stevens County rose half a point to 3.7 percent, according to figures just released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.
Other county rates include:
Big Stone 7.5 +1.6
Grant 6.8 +1.4
Pope 4.1 +0.5
Swift 6.4 +0.4
Traverse 5.8 +1.6
The comparable statewide rate is 3.9 percent and nationwide its 4.0.