Western Minnesota counties generally saw a drop in jobless rates last month.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development reports the July jobless rate in Stevens County was 3.1 percent, down seven tenth of a percent from June.
Other county rates include:
Big Stone 3.5 -1.6
Grant 4.9 -0.8
Pope 4.6 -0.3
Swift 5.9 +0.3
Traverse 4.0 -0.9
The comparable statewide unemployment rate in July was 7.4 and nationwide it remains in double figures at 10.5 percent.