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After falling below 2% and staying there for most of the past year, the unemployment rate in Box Elder County ticked up slightly last month, but remains near a historic low and well below the national average.

Unemployment in the county came in at an even 2% for August, up from 1.9% in July and 1.8% in June, the Utah Department of Workforce Services reported Monday. Meanwhile, job growth remained strong at 2.6%, with the county adding an estimated 583 jobs over the past year.

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