Jobless rates were mostly down in regional counties in June.

The unemployment rate in Kandiyohi County dropped three-tenths of a point to 5.8 percent, according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Other county rates include…


Chippewa                    5.5       -1.1

Lac qui Parle               4.8       No Change

Pope                            4.9       -0.6

Swift                           5.6       -0.1

Meeker                        5.5       -0.6

Renville                       6.5       -0.8

Yellow Medicine        5.1       -0.7


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


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