Jobless rates were mixed in western Minnesota counties in June.

The unemployment rate in Stevens County rose four-tenths of a point to 3.8 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Other county rates include…

Big Stone                     5.0       -0.1

Grant                           5.8       +0.1

\                       Pope                            4.9       -0.6

Swift                            5.6       -0.1

Traverse                       4.9       +0.4

The comparable statewide rate is 8.5 percent and nationwide it is 11.2 percent.

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