Unemployment statistics 24 May 18

(Unemployment) 5/24

            Jobless rates fell in western Minnesota counties during May.

            The Stevens County unemployment rate was down six-tenth of a percent at 2.4, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.  Other county rates include:

                        Big Stone                     4.1                   -1.8

                        Grant                           4.9                   -1.2

                        Pope                            3.0                   -0.7

                        Swift                            4.5                   -1.0

                        Traverse                       4.0                   -0.6

            The comparable statewide jobless rate is 3.1 and nationwide it’s 3.7.