• Vt. unemployment 2nd lowest in US
    April 19,2014
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
     
    Vt. unemployment

    2nd lowest in US

    Gov. Peter Shumlin says the latest unemployment statistics show Vermont now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country.

    The Vermont Department of Labor announced Friday the state’s unemployment rate dropped three-tenths of a percent last month to 3.4 percent.

    Shumlin said it’s the lowest unemployment rate the state has seen since June 2005.

    The governor’s office cites national statistics that show only North Dakota has a lower unemployment rate than Vermont.

    Labor Commissioner Annie Noonan said a goal for her department now is helping employers find workers.

    Unemployment in the state’s 17 labor markets ranged from a low of 2.4 percent in Warren-Waitsfield to 6.6 percent in Newport.

    Shumlin said the rate is a reflection of a skilled work force, great schools, a “remarkable quality of life.”
    • Email Article
    •  
    •  Print Article
    2 Comments
    MORE IN This Just In
    HARTFORD VILLAGE — An off-duty Hartford police officer playing with his own dog at a local dog... Full Story
    Officer shoots pit bull at dog park
    BENNINGTON — “Why can’t a girl be one of the knights of the Round Table?” is a question even a... Full Story
    Lady Lucy book encourages girls to follow their dreams
    The encampment’s tent roofs were visible through the thin spring foliage. Full Story
    More Articles